PM Modi replies to Congress's allegations over 'raincoat' remark
The PM said, "I never want to quit discretion and dignity but my opponents do not believe in it. The history will never forgive them for continuously making derogatory statements. I gave in return, what I got from them
Haridwar: Giving a befitting reply to the allegations of the Congress (over the 'raincoat' remark in the Parliament) in the constituency of Uttarakhand Chief Minister Harish Rawat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the former reaped what they had sown.
The PM said, "I never want to quit the decency and dignity of the Parliament but my opponents do not believe in it. Making derogatory statements has been the history of the Congress. I gave in return, what I got from them."
Warning the opposition party, the PM further stated that he had always warned the Congress to stay in their limits or else the BJP will extract the complete birth history of them.
Stating that while the state was fighting with the floods, the Congress leaders were enjoying in other countries and I was the one who supported the people of Uttarakahnd, being the CM of Gujarat.
"When floods hit this state in 2013, I was chief minister of Gujarat. I came here with relief material, and was told that the survivors of the floods did not want the central aid given to them. They said give us the relief material brought with him by the Gujarat chief minister. The residents of the state will never forget that you were not here at the time needed you," the PM said.
Devbhoomi, Veerbhoomi has been exploited:
- There is something very spiritual about Uttarakhand. This is a Dev Bhoomi, but, does this land deserve a corrupt government, the PM stated.
- This is the state which gives us the most number of soldiers. It is a veembhoomi and I want you to recall what the opposition did when our sons were dying at the border, the PM said futher stating, "Despite the army chief announcing surgical strikes, the opposition parties were not convinced. They should know they are insulting the army, and the country itself."
PM on surgical strike:
- My government carried out surgical strike.
- It was a momentous occasion and was remarked throughout the world, but the opposition parties are still not convinced.
- Even media reports saying there were trucks full of dead bodies being carried out in Pakistan were not enough to persuade them.
What else he said:
- I have seen and experienced poverty. I know what it is and that is why my government is committed to the poor of the country.
- I am not worried about my vote bank. I am concerned about providing water to the fields of farmers, generating employment for youth, providing shelter to homeless and to work for the benefit of my country.