New Delhi: Launching a scathing attack on the Congress over repeated disruptions in Rajya Sabha during the recently concluded Winter Session, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said that those who have been rejected by the electorate are stalling the Parliament.
Addressing a massive rally after laying the foundation stone of a 14-lane expressway connecting Delhi with Meerut, the iconic Bharatiya Janata Party leader slammed the Congress party by saying that it is unfortunate for the nation that Indian Parliament where Acts are formulated is not being allowed to run.
“This is the misfortune of India, Parliament where laws are made is not being allowed to function. Those who have been rejected by people have seized its functioning,” Modi said.
"They do not allow Parliament to run. I request all these political parties not to do so. Since I have not got an opportunity to speak in Lok Sabha, I am taking the opportunity to air my views in 'Jan Sabha'. People have sent us to Parliament to debate, discuss and decide," he added.
The BJP, under the leadership of Modi, had registered an emphatic win in the 2014 General Elections. While the BJP won 282 seats in the 543-member Lok Sabha, the grand old party managed to bag only 44 seats.
The PM further hit out at the Congress, saying those who ruled India for 60 years have no right to disrupt Parliament's functioning.
He also asked the Congress leaders to take a vow in the New Year to allow Parliament to function and not create hurdles in the country's development.