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PM Narendra Modi attacks INDIA alliance, says 'Alliance ka hi alignment bigad gaya' | Top quotes

PM Modi criticises the opposition alliance and INDIA bloc for lack of unity among parties during his address to Parliament. He also takes a jibe at former prime ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi and praises the NDA government.

PM Modi addressed Parliament on February 5. (PTI)Premium
PM Modi addressed Parliament on February 5. (PTI)

While addressing the Lower House of Parliament on Monday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took a jibe at the opposition alliance and targeted the INDIA bloc for lack of unity among parties. He also criticised former prime ministers Jawaharlal Nehru and Indira Gandhi for their government policies and praised the changes brought by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) government.

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While replying to the Motion of Thanks to the President's address in the Lok Sabha, PM Modi took a jibe at Rahul Gandhi and said because of launching the same old product every time, Congress is at the verge of collapse. Here are the top quotes of PM Modi from his speech in Parliament.

PM Modi speech at parliament: Top quotes

-"We built 4 crore homes for the poor, it would have taken 100 years to achieve this at Congress govt's pace."

-Lashing out at the opposition parties, PM Modi said, “I appreciate the resolution the opposition has taken. Every word of their speeches has confirmed my confidence and that of the country that they have resolved to stay there (in the opposition) for a long time."

PM Modi lambasts Opposition parties

-Commenting on the internal dispute among the INDIA bloc parties, PM Modi said, “Congress must have learnt what is alignment, but the alignment of the alliance is distorted."

"For several decades you were sitting here (in the treasury benches), but now you have resolved to stay there (opposition benches) for several decades. The people will bless you and keep you there. You will achieve greater heights and will be soon seen in the public galleries (of the House)," said PM Modi.

-Expressing the possibility of constructive criticism by the opposition, PM Modi said the Congress had the opportunity to play the role of a good opposition “but failed in that role. There are other young people in the opposition, but they were not allowed to speak out of fear that it may overshadow a particular person."

PM Modi targets Jawaharlal Nehru

- Targeting former PM Jawaharlal Nehru, PM Modi said, "Nehru ji thought that Indians are lazy and less intelligent," PM Modi said. “...Looking at the people in Congress today, it seems that Indira Ji could not assess the people of the country correctly but assessed Congress correctly...".

‘BJP to get 370 seats in Lok Sabha polls 2024,’ says PM Modi

-Expressing confidence in the BJP-led government, PM Modi predicted that the BJP will win 370 seats and NDA will win 405 seats in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.

PM Modi on inflation

Talking about inflation, PM Modi claimed that his government managed to curb inflation despite the COVID-19 pandemic. He also threw light upon the journey of India from being the 11th largest economy in 2014 to the 5th largest economy in the world. 

“India was the 11th largest economy in 2014. Today, India is the 5th largest economy, and yet they (Congress) are silent. They saw a vision that India would be the third largest in 30 years. We will not allow the nation to wait for so long. Modi guarantees that in our third term, India will be the third largest economic power," said PM Modi.

PM Modi praises Digital India, Nari Shakti

Praising the transformation of India into a digital economy, PM Modi said, "Startups, digital creators, unicorns, gig economy - these are the new vocabulary of the new Bharat. Today, India is a leading digital economy."

With the rising number of jobs for women in India, PM Modi said, “From space to Olympics, Sashastra Bal to Sansad, the country has seen the empowerment of women."

‘ED seized just 5,000 crore during Congress rule, under our govt it reached..’: PM Modi

Replying to the allegations of the opposition parties over the functioning of the Enforcement Directorate (ED), PM Modi said, “The ED seized just 5,000 crore during Congress rule, the figure reached 1 lakh crore under our govt." He also said that youngsters today have a lot of employment opportunities compared to earlier. 

“Probe agencies are independent, Constitution has kept them so; it is for courts to judge their actions," PM Modi added.

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Published: 05 Feb 2024, 06:26 PM IST
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