Gandhi family stalling parliament to avenge LS poll defeat: Modi


Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Congress President and party’s vice president Rahul Gandhi of disrupting Parliament to avenge defeat in 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

While on a visit to Assam, Modi was addressing tea garden workers in the poll-bound state of northeast Indian state.

Alleging that “one family” was indulging in “negative politics” he blamed Congress for stalling the parliamentary proceedings.

He said, “Those who have lost the election (in 2014) and have come down from 400 to 40 have decided not to allow Modi to work. They have decided to create obstacles and difficulties. The conspiracy for the same is going on,” They have now decided to take revenge from people, from the poor workers.”

Modi’s comments came amidst his government’s constant struggle to pass key bills including the GST in the parliament because the last two sessions have a total washout.

The budget session of the parliament is scheduled to start on 23 February.

“There are many leaders and parties even in the Opposition who oppose Modi, the BJP and the government but they want Parliament to run and carry out is business. But one family is so rigid that they do not allow the RajyaSabha to function and let the nation’s agenda of development to be taken forward because people of the country have defeated them,” Modi was quoted by PTI.

Though the Prime Minister did not name the “family”, the reference was obviously to the Sonia Gandhi family

(Photo: ANI)