PM not replying to questions asked by nation, says Rahul Gandhi

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New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses the media at Parliament House. PTI

New Delhi: Congress President Rahul Gandhi addresses the media at Parliament House.
PTI

Reacting to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Lok Sabha speech in a reply to the Motion of Thanks, Congress president Rahul Gandhi raised the issue of Rafale deal, rural distress and unemployment. The Prime Minister earlier in the noon had flayed Congress party and its several governments saying the nation is still “paying” for the mistakes committed by them.

He seems to have forgotten that he is the prime minister not an opposition leader, Gandhi told reporters after Modi’s reply in the Lok Sabha to the motion of thanks on the president’s address.

“Questions are being asked by the country from the prime minister, but he is not answering… here (in Parliament) you have to give answers and not ask questions to the country instead,” he said.

The Congress MPs had raised noisy protest all through the Prime Minister’s speech and post the conclusion of his speech, they staged a walkout.

Referring to Prime Minister’s sharp criticism of the Congress party and the governments led by it in the past, Gandhi said that the prime minister can talk against the Congress party at a public meeting, but not in Parliament where he needs to answer questions posed to him by the country.

“He is right in talking about the Congress party, but this is not the place to raise it. You can raise this issue at a public meeting, but not here.

“Here, you have to answer to the country. You are not to make accusations here…,” the Congress president said.

(With inputs from PTI)