Distributive policy

PM Modi in Lok Sabha

New Delhi | Jagran Press Office: In a scathing attack on Congress and opposition parties, Prime Minister Narendra Modi has accused Congress and the Aam Aadmi party of pushing migrant workers out of Delhi and Mumbai and thus triggering a migrant crisis over the past early days of the COVID-19 pandemic. Prime Minister Modi called Congress the leader of the Tukde Tukde gang, adding that divide and conquer is part of its DNA.

“The Congress Party crossed all lines during the first wave of the COVID pandemic. During the first wave, when people were following lockdowns, around the world, guidelines suggested people stay where they are. .. so Congress leaders were standing at the Mumbai railway station and scaring innocent people. They pushed the migrant workers from Mumbai to go back to their states,” the Prime Minister said in his response to the debate on the motion of thanks to Lok Sabha.

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“Congress gave free train tickets to migrant workers to leave Mumbai. At the same time, the Delhi government drove around the slums in jeeps and announced on the microphone that anyone who wanted to go home, buses had been arranged to leave the city…. This has led to the spread of COVID in Uttar Pradesh, Punjab, Uttarakhand What kind of policy is this? “Will it last? The whole country is shocked by the behavior of Congress,” he added.

Attacking the opposition further, he said, “Now Congress has decided not to take power for the next 100 years. You can oppose me, but why are you (Congress) opposing the Fit India Movement? and other projects? No wonder you were elected in many states years ago. If we’re talking about being vocal for the local, aren’t we fulfilling Mahatma Gandhi’s dreams? So why Did the opposition make fun of it?”

The prime minister said it was all done because ‘some thought the coronavirus will damage Modi’s image’.

“We strongly believe in democracy. And, we also believe that criticism is an essential part of democracy. But, blind opposition to everything is never the way to go. We are all democratic people by culture, by behavior and not from today, but for centuries. It is true that criticism is the ornament of a living democracy, but superstition is a lack of respect for democracy” , he added.

Describing the distribution of gas hookups and the construction of houses and toilets as achievements of his government, Modi said, “Today the poor of the country get a gas and a hookup, a house and a toilet. They have their own bank account. But unfortunately some minds (of the opposition) are still stuck in 2014.”

Modi then attacked Congress over its inability to win elections in many states. “Nagaland voted for Congress 24 years ago, Odisha voted for you 27 years ago. You won with a full majority in Goa 28 years ago. In 1988, Tripura voted for Congress. West Benga voted for Congress in 1972. You take credit for establishing Telangana but the public did not accept you,” he said. “After losing so many elections, there is no change in your (Congress) ‘Ahankaar’ (ego),” he added.

Parliament’s 2022 budget session kicked off on January 31 with the speech of President Ram Nath Kovind. The first part of the budget session is held from January 31 to February 11 and the second part will be held from March 14 to April 8.

Posted by: Mukul Sharma