Arrogance is behind this No Confidence motion: PM Modi

Rajat Kain

Prime Minister speaking in Lok Sabha during debate on the motion of No-Confidence, July 20, 2018. LSTV GRAB

Prime Minister speaking in Lok Sabha during debate on the motion of No-Confidence, July 20, 2018.
LSTV GRAB

Replying to the debate on motion of No-Confidence, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said never has he seen the moves to undermine the development work of the government. Taking on the Opposition, the Prime Minister said his government has got the blessings of 1.25 billion people of the country.

“I appeal to all members of Lok Sabha to dismiss no-confidence motion… Some people are indulging in negative politics,” Modi said in his opening remarks in Lok Sabha.

Specifically targeting the Congress party and taking on their criticism of the centre, he said “Arrogance is behind this no-confidence motion”.

Also making light of Rahul Gandhi’s gesture to make him stand from seat before hugging, Modi said “what is the hurry to get the PM’s chair,” evoking sharp laughter from the members of ruling MPs. Rahul Gandhi’s act of hugging Prime Minister after sharp attack during his speech was one of the talked-about instance of the debate.

Prime Minister speaking in Lok Sabha during debate on the motion of No-Confidence, July 20, 2018. LSTV GRAB

Prime Minister speaking in Lok Sabha during debate on the motion of No-Confidence, July 20, 2018.
LSTV GRAB

Speaking amid sloganeering from TDP MPs, he counted the achievements of his government and the policy initiatives in the sphere rural electrification, agriculture, providing fertilizers to the farmers, crop insurance, Ayushman scheme catering to the health needs, among others.

“We are not doing politics of appeasement or vote bank; We have been working with ‘Sabka Saath Sabka Vikas’ mantra,” he said, adding, “We are taking steps for doubling farmers’ income by 2022”.

Training guns at the principal opposition party, Modi said “Congress has no faith in the ECI, Judiciary, in the RBI, in the International Agencies. They have confidence in nothing”. “I wish you best that you bring another No Confidence motion in the year 2024,” he said evoking applause from his party colleagues.

“The Indian economy is being strengthened and India is also strengthening the global economy,” he said s he counted achievements of the NDA government on the front of economy.

Prime Minister speaking in Lok Sabha during debate on the motion of No-Confidence, July 20, 2018. LSTV GRAB

Prime Minister speaking in Lok Sabha during debate on the motion of No-Confidence, July 20, 2018.
LSTV GRAB

“The fight against Black Money is going to continue. I know I have made many enemies due to this but it is fine,” he said.

Responding to Congress president Rahul Gandhi’s charges on the Rafale Deal, he said, “My appeal to the Congress is please do not bring politics in national security”. “Due to one careless allegation in the House on Rafale, both nations had to release statements,” Modi said.

Taking on the Congress further, he siad, “You called the surgical strike a Jumla Strike… You can abuse me as much as you want. Stop insulting the Jawans of India. I will not tolerate this insult to our armed forces”.