Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Photo/ANI
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaking in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. Photo/ANI

Congress has own notion of AD and BC, nothing happened Before Congress, Everything happened After Dynasty:  PM Modi

ANI | Updated: Feb 07, 2019 19:59 IST

New Delhi [India], Feb 7 (ANI): “Our friends in Congress see things in two time periods. BC, which is 'Before Congress', when nothing happened and the other is AD-'After Dynasty'- where everything happened,” said Prime Minister Narendra Modi while replying to the motion of thanks on the President’s address in the Lok Sabha on Thursday.
He said: “Every work has to be seen comparatively. Four and a half years back what used to happen and what is the situation today. The way the country progressed from being an economy on 10th to 11th position to today as the 6th biggest economy. I fail to understand if being on the 11th position was a matter of pride, then why are they feeling bad for our economy being o the 6th  position now.”
Hailing his government, Prime Minister Modi said that the NDA government at the Centre is “known for honesty, transparency, for being empathetic towards poor, for prioritising national interest, for acting against corruption and for fast-paced development.”
Talking about his vision for new India, he said: “When we talk of New India, we talk about hope and faith. A disappointed individual can do nothing for himself or for the generation. Only those who are optimistic and confident can do something. Only 5-10 people can console those who are crying but those with a resolve of change won’t go anywhere near them.”
Outlining the growth of the country in the past a few years, Prime Minister Modi said: “India is today the second largest steel producer. The fourth largest automobile manufacturer is India. There is a record production of fruits and milk in the country.”
“We have the cheapest internet data and also the maximum consumption of the same in the world. The aviation sector is moving rapidly but opposition has the compulsion to oppose. This is important in democracy but I can see that while criticising Modi and the government some start saying bad for the country,” he said.
He also took a jibe at former Union Minister and Congress leader Kapil Sibbal and said, “Some people are insulting the country by doing false press conference in London.”
The Prime Minister also cited the address of senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge and said that the same reinforces the government’s honesty and truthfulness.
“Today Congress leader Kharge ji was saying that what Modi ji says in the public, the President repeated the same inside the Parliament. This proves that we are saying the truth as who says truth would say the same inside or outside the Parliament. I am grateful to him for registering the fact that we speak the truth everywhere. It is their problem that they have lost the habit of hearing the truth,” PM Modi said.
Prime Minister Modi also launched a scathing attack on the opposition for levying the charges of destroying the institutions on him.
“They said that Modi is destroying the institution. We have a saying that the thief scolding the guard. It must be pondered over that the Emergency was imposed by the Congress but somehow Modi is destroying the nation,” he said.
“The army was insulted by Congress and you are saying Modi is destroying them, Congress called the Army chief a goon and are now talking about Modi, and they make stories of upturning the government and defamed the army,” he added.
“This was a big blot on the image of Indian armed forces. With this sin Congress would have played politics for some time but our soldiers were disheartened badly. Be it good days or bad, the Prime Minister may be strong or weak, there is a coalition or single-party government, the armed forces have never done anything like this. This was very irresponsible of them and now how can they say that we are destroying the institutions,” he said.
He also called on the younger generation to take part in the election process and acknowledged their contribution to the national development.
“After going from here we are going to give people an account of our work. I extend my greetings to all for healthy competition in the upcoming elections. I also want to greet the crores of youth who would be voting for the first time in this century in the parliamentary elections,” he said.
“The generation of the 21st century which is going to become the first time voter must be welcomed as they are going to become a part of policy formation and the country’s development,” the Prime Minister said.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi is speaking in Lok Sabha as a reply to the motion of thanks on the President’s address to the House. (ANI)