Social media criticises PM Modi for comparing Congress’ behaviour with Emergency


Frustrated by his government’s ability to pass important bills in the Monsoon session of parliament, Prime Minister Narendra Modi told his colleagues that Congress’ behaviour was reminiscent to that of Emergency era.

His comment that an opposition party with its lowest ever tally in the parliament was capable of causing an emergency-like situation prompted social media users to start mocking his statement.

Journalist Swati Chaturvesi called Modi’s statement ‘hilarious.’

Supreme Court lawyer Karuna Nundy wrote;

User @rkbnow echoed the same sentiment reminding BJP that Congress was in power during the emergency.

Journalist Rana Ayyub said that it was the first time in ‘independent India’ that a ruling party was expression apprehension about emergency-like situation.

User @ranumini felt that PM was simply trying to save his image by blaming an opposition Congress party.

The monsoon session of parliament remain largely disrupted after the government failed to give in to opposition’s demands on the resignation of the central government’s tainted ministers. Congress has been demanding the resignations of External Affairs Minister, Sushma Swaraj and Rajasthan Chief Minister, Vasundhara Raje Scindia (both accused of committing conflict of interests by helping Lalit Modi) and Shivraj Singh Chauhan, who’s facing heat in Vyapam scam.

People who agreed with Modi on twitter appeared to be in minority. User @v_shrivsatish said,