Live: People who looted this country will have to be scared of me, PM Modi in Parliament

The discussion started on Wednesday and it is expected that House, where the ruling NDA has a comfortable majority, will adopt the motion after the conclusion of Prime Minister's speech.

Live: People who looted this country will have to be scared of me, PM Modi in Parliament Image Courtesy: ANI

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday addressed he Lok Sabha to reply to the debate on the motion of thanks to the president's address and used the address to launch a frontal attack on the Congress and other Opposition parties.

The discussion started on Wednesday and it is expected that House, where the ruling NDA has a comfortable majority, will adopt the motion after the conclusion of Prime Minister's speech. 

The BJP has issued a whip asking its members to be present in the House during PM's speech.

A joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha was addressed by President Ram Nath Kovind on January 31 when the budget session began.

Here are the LIVE updates from the Parliament:

Those who have looted the nation will continue to be scared of Narendra Modi

Arrogance got Congress down to 44 from 400, while Commitment to the nation brought BJP from 2 to 282, says PM.

- The success of our foreign policy means that India will be friends with both Israel and Palestine. India will be friends with both Saudi Arabia and Iran. Our foreign policy has led to India’s voice becoming stronger at the world stage, says PM Modi.

- No logic to Congress' joblessness claim, Modi says adding that maximum job growth has been seen in the transport sector.

- 99 agricultural schemes which were stuck when we came to power are being completed by us now, says PM

- Addressing the issue of job crisis in the country, PM Modi says that in past 4 years, there are more than 6 lakh new professionals in the country

Our government has taken steps to ensure the good health and well-being of the people of India. Prices of stents, knee surgeries and medicines are coming down. 

- Stressing that inflation and Congress have a strong bond, PM Modi says that two songs became very popular, ‘Baaki kuch bacha to mehengayi maar gayi’ and ‘mehengai dayen khaaye jaat hai’ both these songs were in who’s tenure? First during Indira ji, and second during remote control government.

Mahatma Gandhi had recommended the dissolution of Congress party. So ‘Congress mukt Bharat’ is not my slogan but I am just fulfilling the wish of Gandhi ji, says PM.

Dr. Babasaheb Ambedkar had said joining Congress is like committing suicide: PM Modi

PM Modi defended demonetisation saying it helped in the closure of three lakh fraud companies. He further says that Congress mukht Bharat was the idea of Mahatma Gandhi.

Congress doesn’t want armed forces to be strong, they do not want our security apparatus to be strong. Which companies are they bidding for that they are acting so shamefully, says PM Narendra Modi.

- During Congress regime, every deal has a middleman, says PM Narendra Modi. 

- The phone banking of the UPA helped the friends of their leaders. Due to such favouritism, our banking system faced many problems, says PM Narendra Modi.

- In 2010 Commonwealth games, on one hand, our athletes were working hard to win medals for the country, while these people (Congress) were accumulating wealth for themselves: PM Modi

- People have seen the work a Government with an absolute majority can do. They have seen our work. They do not want a 'Mahamilavat' Government of those who recently gathered in Kolkata.

- Highlighting his government's achievement, PM Narendra Modi says, "Gas connections in their 55 years of rule were 12 crore, it is 13 crore in our 55 months. We have worked at much faster speed in our five years."

- You want to know what is my crime for them? That a person born in a poor family is challenging their 'Sultanate'.In 55 years of their rule, sanitation coverage was around 38% and in our 55 months, it is nearly 98%, says PM Modi.

- 'Ulta chor chowkidaar ko daante, PM Modi responds to Rahul Gandhi's barbs

- PM Modi says the Congress blamed their loss on EVMs. "They questioned the sanctity of the Election Commission. You talk about institutions, what did Congress do to NTR (NT Rama Rao) and MGR (MG Ramachandran)," says PM 

- In last 4 1/2 years India became 6th largest economy from the 10-11th largest.When we reached 11th position then people, who cannot even be seen in opposition now, praised themselves.They felt proud on reaching 11th, why are they saddened when we have reached 6th, PM Modi in Lok Sabha

- "In hating Modi, the Opposition has begun to hate the nation. That is why their leaders go to London and do press conferences to show India in bad light," says PM Narendra Modi.

- "Our friends in the Congress see things in two time periods.BC, which is 'Before Congress', when nothing happened and the other is AD-'After Dynasty'- where everything happened," says PM Modi.

- "Those born in the 21st century are now going to be voters and thus, they will play a role in shaping India’s progress. I congratulate all those who will be voting for the first time in the 2019 Parliamentary polls," PM told lawmakers.

- Ready for healthy competition in 2019 polls, says PM Modi

-  PM Modi says the government is for the poor, against corruption and for development. "The NDA government is known for its development-oriented work. My government known for transparency," Modi says.