New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday thanked the Opposition parties for letting Parliament function smoothly.
PM Modi was replying in Rajya Sabha on the Motion of Thanks on the President's address at the start of the Budget session. "I thank the Opposition for allowing debates in the house. I am glad that over 300 amendments were passed in the session till now," he said.
Launching a scathing attack on Congress during his speech, PM Modi asserted that the party is like death that never gets blamed for anything.
"There is a funny thing about 'death', no one blames death. Instead, they blame the reason behind one's death. Sometimes it feels like Congress also has such a boon. When we criticise the Congress, it is reported as 'criticism on the Opposition, not criticism on the Congress'. Congress never gets a bad name.
(Mrutyu kabhi badnam nahi hota. Mrutyu par aarop nahi lagta. Kabhi kabhi lagta hai congress ko aisa vardaan hai. Vardaan yeh ki agar hum Congress ki alochana karein, vipaksh pe hamla, vipaksh pe aarop. Yeh kabhi nahi aata ki Congress par aarop. Congress ek aisa hai - jisko badnaami nahi milti.)
Meanwhile, the Prime Minister also appealed for passage of all pending bills in Rajya Sabha and mentioned that it will give momemtum to country's progress.