Home / News / India /  Oppn raises 'Modi-Adani bhai bhai' slogan, PM rebuts, 'they have mud, I have gulal'

As PM Modi started replying to the Motion of Thanks on President's address in Rajya Sabha on Thursday, the Opposition started raising slogans of "Modi-Adani bhai-bhai." The Prime Minister took a dig at sloganeering and said that the mud slinging by the Opposition helps the BJP flourish further. While quoting Manik Verma PM Modi said "they had dirt and I had 'gulal', whosoever had whatever they flung in the air".

The members from the opposition benches stormed the well of the house and chanted slogans against the government, demanding a Joint Parliamentary Committee (JPC) probe into allegations against the Adani group.

PM Modi took a swipe at protesting opposition members, saying their acts help BJP flourish further. He went on to say, “ I want to tell these MPs (Opposition MPs)...the more you throw 'keechad', the better the lotus will bloom."

He added that "the country carefully hears what is said in this House. Some MPs are bringing disrepute to this House."

Prime Minister replied to allegations by Congress President Mallikarjun Kharge and said "Kharge Ji complains that I visit Kalaburagi. He should see the work done there. More than 1.70 crore Jan Dhan bank accounts have opened in Karnataka including over 8 lakh accounts in Kalaburagi. So many people getting empowered, while someone's account getting closed, I can understand the pain."

"Mallikarjun Kharge said that Congress built a strong foundation in 60 years. In 2014, when I saw minute details, I saw that in 60 years, the Congress family has only built potholes on the path. Despite being in power from the Panchayat level to the Parliament they never, thought or tried to being solutions to permanent problems," he said.

PM Modi also said that when these Opposition parties were in power, they took away the rights of states. Article 356 (President Rule) was used 90 times by the Opposition government and PM Modi also mentioned former Prime Minister Indira Gandhi who used Article 356 for record 50 times.

The Opposition kept raising slogans against the government and PM Modi. Without giving much attention to slogans PM Modi stressed that he is living for the country and the Opposition members don't have enough slogans.

“Nation is watching how an individual is strongly facing many. They (Opposition parties) don't have enough slogans and have to change their slogans. I am living for the country," PM Modi said while addressing the Upper House of Parliament.

"These people who play political games do not have the courage and are just looking for ways to save themselves," PM Modi added while concluding his speech by thanking President and Chairman of Rajya Sabha Jagdeep Dhankar.




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