PM Modi addresses Lok Sabha: As it happened

PM Modi on Thursday expressed his displeasure over repeated disruption of proceedings in Parliament by the Congress-led Opposition.

PM Modi addresses Lok Sabha: As it happened

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday expressed his displeasure over repeated disruption of proceedings in Parliament by the Congress-led Opposition on a host of issues ranging from Hyderabad research scholar Rohith Vemula's suicide and the recent JNU row while replying on the Motion of Thanks to President Pranab Mukherjee’s address in Lok Sabha.

Here is what the Prime Minister said :-

-PM Modi concludes his speech.

-I am new, I need co-operation and help to bring development to this nation: PM

-Lets work shoulder to shoulder: PM

-You (Opposition) are experienced and I need your support: PM

-Accountability needs to be increased. And I can't do this by myself: PM

-Out of fear for what will be printed in the newspapers we indulge in war of words': PM

-It is necessary that executives need to be accountable. No one is less than the PM: Modi

-I have learned to live with criticism: PM Modi

-In 14 years, I have faced a lot of criticism, and more than that, allegations of all sorts: PM

-One MP said Fasal Bima Yojana is only for few districts. I want to say that this scheme will be applicable everywhere: PM Modi

-I request intellectuals to compare Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana launched by Vajpayeeji and MGNREGA, see the difference: PM

-I am sharing my thoughts not as the PM but as someone who has entered Parliament for the 1st time: PM

-You take every debate back to Gujarat because of your bankruptcy of ideas: PM

-Congress is worried with our performance, suffering from inferiority complex: PM Modi

-Opposition's biggest worry today is how we are working better than them: PM

-Even Congress-ruled states like Kerala, Mizoram, Manipur and Arunachal Pradesh still do not have the Food Security Act: PM

-NREGA or MNREGA has been put to use in less needy states: PM

-Look at the CAG report of 2012 and what observations were made: PM

-Kharge ji said there is corruption in MNREGA and I agree with him: PM

-Today we need to focus on primary education. Similarly water conservation is key: PM

-No one will deny that if Congress would have helped the poor in 60 years, the poor wouldn't still be facing trouble: PM

-Instead of making fun of govt's initiatives, Opposition should be giving suggestions as to how to make them successful: PM

-There are many things which are your (Congress) legacy: PM  

-It is the result of 60 year's of your (Congress) rule that NDA government has to make toilets: PM on Congress

-In 1974, in IP College, Indira Gandhi ji said that we should not portray our nation as weak: PM

-Some people grow old but their learning process ceases with time: PM's dig at Rahul Gandhi

-Why can't we have time set aside where only first time MPs can speak. This will bring a fresh perspective to proceedings: PM Modi

-8th March is International Women's Day and maybe that day only women members should speak in the Parliament: PM

-PM Modi proposes that only women members should speak in Parliament on 8th March to mark International Women's Day.

-I am saying all this because people must know that bills have been passed here but have been stopped thereafter: PM

-GST Bill is yours, why are you opposing it: PM

-I appeal to the Opposition to help pass important bills in both Houses of Parliament: PM

-This was said by former Speaker of the Lok Sabha Somnath Chatterjee and has been repeated a lot: PM

-Bills that are to be passed are for the people. They are aimed at freeing the system from middlemen: PM

-Hindering debate in the House can be very counter-productive: PM

-This is not something I am saying, this has been said by former PM Rajiv Gandhi: PM Modi

-House is a place where debates are to take place, but if boundaries are maintained during a debate then it is fruitful: PM

-PM also quotes former PM Rajiv Gandhi on importance of allowing Parliament to function.

-I invite all members to cooperate in getting various crucial bills passed in the House.

-When Parliament is not allowed to function, every one is at loss: PM

-I an very worried about the recent disturbances in both Houses of Parliament: PM

-Here, I also thank the Speaker for taking various initiatives related to smooth and hassle free functioning of the House whenever it is in session.  

-I also thank all honourable MPs who participated in the discussion.

-Grateful to President for highlighting India's progress in his speech: PM Modi

-I thank President for his valuable inputs on governance in his speech.

-PM Modi addresses the Lok Sabha to reply on the Motion of Thanks to the President's address.


The PMO had this morning tweeted that Modi will participate in the discussion on the Motion of Thanks on President's speech in Lok Sabha today.

PM Modi's reply comes in the wake of a united Opposition's scathing on the NDA government and the continuous disruption of proceedings in both Houses of Parliament in the past few days.

Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi had yesterday slammed Prime Minister Modi during a debate on the President’s address in the Lok Sabha.


Gandhi assailed the ruling dispensation when Prime Minister Modi was not in the house and nor were most of his front-line ministers, but the Congress vice president named them all and accused the Prime Minister of listening to none, including his ministers.  

Responding to Gandhi’s allegations, the BJP criticised him for his lack of knowledge and attack on the government in the Lok Sabha, saying it was ‘full of drama but lacked in content’, and dubbed the Congress vice president a lying machine” and a “non-serious, part-time politician”.


Slamming Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi’s speech targeting Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley raised questions about his knowledge and maturity.

Home Minister Rajnath Singh also denied the Congress leader’s claim that he was not kept in the loop before signing a peace pact with Naga insurgent group NSCN-IM.

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