Congress allegations on Rafale deal unfounded: Defence Ministry

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Congress allegations on Rafale deal unfounded: Defence Ministry

"He (Modi) spoke about last 70 years but didn't say anything about Rafale".

He said the non-performing assets (NPAs) of banks were a "sin" of the UPA government, alleging that the Congress was spreading lies to create a sense of disappointment among the middle class about his government.

He said that democracy "is in the blood of Indians" and cited the golden age of Lichchavi rule in eastern India and of Kannada social reformer Basava's teachings. Shedding light on UID, Modi pointed out that Aadhaar is not a new concept. "There can be only one answer and it is that there is something fishy about this", Gandhi said.

Modi picked up Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge attacking speech in the House a day before to engage in some light-hearted "shero shayari".

Prime Minister Narendra #Modi has appealed to all political parties to work together to create better governance.

On Aadhaar, the Prime Minister said, the government is implementing it in a more scientific way to provide the benefits of subsidy to the people of various schemes but the Congress is opposing it.

The members walked out soon after Modi completed his 90- minute speech replying to the debate on the motion of thanks for the President's address in the House. So if we may ask, we ask your help in keeping the Kashmir Observer's journalism fair and square.

Stating that Modi came to power in 2014 on the promise of providing jobs to two crore youths every year.

The premier stressed that the INC had been consistently pursuing the wrong policies ever since partition, and instead of working for the welfare of the people, it had concentrated on singing the praises of a single family.

Modi wondered if Rahul Gandhi's elevation as Congress president a year ago was the result of a democratic election within the party or merely a "coronation". He asked PM how much has he spent on buying the Rafale jets. "Those who looted money will have to give it back...", he said amidst thumping of desks from the Treasury Benches.

Speaking outside the parliament, Gandhi took a dig at the length of the prime minister's speech inside the parliament while questioning his silence on what he said was Rafale scam. He took a pot-shot at Rahul for tearing up the ordinance to decriminalise conviction of politicos cleared by Union Cabinet.

Amidst continuous pandemonium, the PM said the Opposition has the right to protest but not disrupt it.

He said "I think Modi Ji has forgotten that he is the PM now, he should answer questions and not always accuse the opposition".

Prime Minister Narendra Modi gave a speech at Parliament during the Budget session today.

"I will have to name you Renukaji for your unruly behaviour", remarked Naidu after Chowdhury laughed at the Prime Minister's claim over Aadhaar.

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