Parliament logjam: PM Modi hits out at Opposition, says 'defeated are trying to destroy nation'
In one of his most scathing attacks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at the Opposition on Tuesday over Parliament logjam.
Delhi: In one of his most scathing attacks, Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at the Opposition on Tuesday over Parliament logjam and said "there are some who are following only 1 D and that D is disrupt. Their D is destruct, demolish."
He added, "Some think that they may have been defeated in polls, but they will not let Parliament run. It doesn't matter what happens to nation."
"Last Lok Sabha elections, some people were sent back, those who did not get the mandate are now trying to destroy the nation," PM Modi said.
PM Modi went on, "In a recent speech, President Pranab Mukherjee in Kolkatta mentioned about three Ds - debate, dissent and decide. But the Opposition only knows one D. Disrupt, destroy and demolish."
"Our path is the 3 Ds shown by the President and the 4th D for us is development," he said.
"You have destroyed us, Now see what we'll do. They have made mockery of democracy," PM Modi added in an obvious reference to Congress's tactics, especially in the Rajya Sabha, without naming the main Opposition party.
Modi, who is on the second day of his visit to Kerala, was addressing a gathering of SNDP workers after unveiling the statue of former chief minister R Sankar who hailed from the backward ezhava community and belonged to the Congress.
The function was organised by Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDP), an outfit of the ezhava Community whose votes the BJP is hoping to woo in the Assembly elections in the state due early next year.
(With Agency inputs)