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Parliament Budget Session highlights: PM Modi's reply focused on Congress, not his govt's work, says Opposition

tParliament Budget Session highlights: PM Modi also criticised the previous Congress governments and accused them of ceding the country's land to the enemy.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rajya Sabha.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi in the Rajya Sabha.

Parliament Budget Session highlights: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday replied to the Motion of Thanks to the President's address in Rajya Sabha. In his speech, the prime minister criticised the previous Congress government and accused them of ceding the country's land to the enemy. He also accused them of creating narratives to divide the country. He also claimed that the Congress party is now trying to create a “north-south divide”....Read More

Modi also took a swipe at Congress Rajya Sabha leader Mallikarjun Kharge for his ‘400 paar’ speech and referred to Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee's recent statement that the Congress may not cross 40 seats in the 2024 Lok Sabha election.

Earlier, Modi replied to the Motion of Thanks to the President's address in the Lok Sabha on Monday. In his speech, Modi said that he is confident that the NDA will cross 400 seats, of which 370 seats will be of the BJP.

Meanwhile, the Parliament's Budget Session has been extended till February 10 to allow for the presentation of a White Paper to contrast the condition of the Indian economy before and after 2014.

On Tuesday, the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2024 and Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2024 were passed by the Rajya Sabha. Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha passed a bill to address malpractices and irregularities in competitive examinations, introducing strict penalties including a maximum jail term of 10 years and fines up to 1 crore.

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Feb 7, 2024 10:45 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: Lok Sabha adjourned

The proceedings of the Lok Sabha have been adjourned till 11 am tomorrow.

Feb 7, 2024 9:48 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: What PM Modi said about getting ‘370’ seats

After PM Modi on Monday expressed confidence that the BJP would win 370 seats in the 2024 Lok Sabha followed by criticism by the Congress as to how PM Modi could cite an exact number before the election, PM Modi on Wednesday played around the word 370.

As he mentioned Article 370, he clarified that he was not talking about the number of seats but the Article which the BJP abrogated. Watch the video here.

Feb 7, 2024 8:31 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: Rajya Sabha adjourned

The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned for the day.

Feb 7, 2024 7:39 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: FM responds to K'taka's claim of discrimination in sharing central taxes

Union Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has rejected claims by the Karnataka government of discrimination in sharing central taxes. She says that allegations are patently wrong and mischievous.

Feb 7, 2024 7:34 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: PM Modi's top 10 sharpest attacks on Congress

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday hit back at the Congress party on the issues of corruption, economy, rights and reservation by deftly quoting former prime ministers. Starting his speech with a swipe at the leader of the Opposition in Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Modi said he enjoyed listening to Mallikarjun Kharge as provided “entertainment” the house was missing. Read the top quotes from PM Modi's Rajya Sabha speech here.

Feb 7, 2024 6:43 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: PM only spoke about what Congress did, says Mallikarjun Kharge

"It was not a reply to the Motion of the Thanks on President's address, it was only about him (PM Modi) cursing the Congress. He only spoke on what the Congress did. I believe that these people (BJP) don't consider the Constitution, they never participated in Mahatma Gandhi's Dandi March, they never participated in Bharat Chhodo Andolan and are teaching the lesson of patriotism to the Congress," Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge tells PTI.

Feb 7, 2024 6:04 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: Never seen a bigger fan of Jawaharlal Nehru than PM, says Shiv Sena (UBT) MP

On PM Modi's speech in the Rajya Sabha, Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Priyanka Chaturvedi tells ANI: "I have never seen a bigger fan of Jawaharlal Nehru than PM Modi. He speaks of Jawaharlal Nehru in all his speeches... It would have been better if he spoke on his work..."

Feb 7, 2024 5:36 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: Sanjay Raut on PM Modi's speech

On PM Modi's reply to the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address, Shiv Sena (UBT) MP Sanjay Raut tells ANI that the speech should have been that of a PM but this was a BJP leader's speech, an election speech. "How will things be if the PM lies in the Parliament?" he alleges.

Feb 7, 2024 4:27 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: Kharge protests RS move to expunge his remarks

Congress president Mallikarjun Kharge has asked Rajya Sabha chairman Jagdeep Dhankhar to restore expunged portions of his speech delivered during the discussion on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s address on February 2, saying this was not the first time that chunks of his speech had been removed.

“This happens to me every time. This is the second or third time that my speeches have been cut. This is the letter I have written to you. I did not want to tell the Press unless I can bring it to your notice. What is this? Manusmriti is discussed so much and when I speak, it is removed,” said Kharge. Read more.

Feb 7, 2024 4:19 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: ‘PM doing political speech during Budget Session,’ says Priyank Kharge

Karnataka Congress leader Priyank Kharge tells ANI: "PM Modi is purely doing political bhashan during the Budget session. They have been in power for the last ten years, don't they have data on what they have done? If he (Modi) is still going to chant the names of Nehru ji, and Indira ji, then what is their achievement?"

Feb 7, 2024 3:52 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: PM Modi mentions Sam Pitroda's remarks

In his address, Prime Minister Narendra Modi mentioned the recent row over Sam Pitroda tweeting an article of political activist Sudheendra Kulkarni in which the writer said Nehru contributed more to the Constitution than Babasaheb Ambedkar.

"One of their (Congress') margdarshak is sitting in America who became famous for his 'hua toh hua' comment. The Congress family is very close to them. He recently belittled Babasaheb Ambedkar," PM Modi said. Read more here.

Feb 7, 2024 3:43 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: 'India's public transport system to be completely transformed in next 5 yrs,' PM Modi says

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says India's public transport system will be completely transformed in the next five years. “Modi 3.0 will put all its might into strengthening the country's foundation to make India a ‘Viksit Bharat’,” the prime minister says.

Feb 7, 2024 3:38 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: India needs competitive cooperative federalism, says PM Modi

Prime Minister Narendra Modi says that India needs competitive cooperative federalism. "...I have always said that today the country needs competitive cooperative federalism. There should be healthy competition among our states so that they go ahead rapidly. We need to walk with a positive mindset," the prime minister says.

Feb 7, 2024 3:33 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: PM Modi accuses Congress of destroying PSUs

PM Modi accuses Congress of destroying PSUs like MTNL, BSNL, HAL, and Air India. He says that the party canont hide from its 10 years of 'misrule'.

Feb 7, 2024 3:22 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: PM Modi takes 'Yuvraj' dig at Rahul Gandhi

PM Modi takes a ‘Yuvraj’ swipe at Congress leader Rahul Gandhi. "Congress has given a new start-up to its 'Yuvraj'. But it is neither launching nor lifting. It's a non-starter," he says.

Feb 7, 2024 3:15 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: Congress party's thinking inspired by British

Further targeting the Congress, Prime Minister Modi says that the party's thinking is inspired by the Briths.

“I would like to ask - who was inspired by the British?...Even after independence, who promoted the colonial mindset in the country? If you were not inspired by the British, why did you not changed the IPC drafted by them? Why did you let the hundreds of laws that were framed by them, continue? Why did the red beacon culture continue even after decades?” Modi asked.

Feb 7, 2024 2:57 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: PM Modi targets Congress over Bharat Ratna to BR Ambedkar

In his address, PM Modi says that B R Ambedkar got Bharat Ratna only when a government with BJP support was formed at the Centre.

Feb 7, 2024 2:52 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: Congress has been against Dalits, says PM Modi in Rajya Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi accuses the Congress of being against Dalits, backwards and tribals. He cited Jawaharlal Nehru's letter to chief ministers, saying the first PM was against reservation of any kind.

Feb 7, 2024 2:46 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: Congress openly strangled democracy, PM Modi says in Rajya Sabha

Addressing the Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi says: “The Congress, in its greed for power, openly strangled democracy. It also dissolved democratically-elected governments overnight.”

He further accused the Congress party of “creating narratives to break the country.”

"The Congress that jailed the Constitutional decorum, the Congress that tried to lock up newspapers - that Congress has now acquired the habit to create narratives of breaking the country. This was not enough, now they are making statements about breaking the north and south. And this Congress is lecturing us on democracy and federalism!" he was quoted as saying by ANI.

Feb 7, 2024 2:37 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: Congress ceded large chunks of country's land to enemy, says PM Modi

Further criticising the Congress, Prime Minister Modi alleges that the previous Congress government ceded large chunks of the country's land to enemies.

“Congress was aware of problems facing the country, it did nothing to resolve them,” Modi says in the Rajya Sabha.

Feb 7, 2024 2:33 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: ‘Congress now trying to create north-south divide,’ alleges PM Modi

Addressing the Rajya Sabha, Prime Minister Narendra Modi accuses the Congress of creating narratives to divide the country. He alleges that the party is now trying to create a “north-south divide”.

Feb 7, 2024 2:27 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: Congress' thoughts are outdated, says PM Modi

PM Modi attacks Congress in Rajya Sabha, says party's thoughts have become 'outdated'.

Feb 7, 2024 2:20 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: PM Modi takes swipe at Cong chief Mallikarjun Kharge

PM Modi takes a swipe at Congress Rajya Sabha leader Mallikarjun Kharge for his ‘400 paar’ speech. He referred to Trinamool supremo Mamata Banerjee's recent statement that the Congress may not cross 40 seats in the 2024 Lok Sabha election. “I pray that you keep 40 seats…” Read more here.

Feb 7, 2024 2:17 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: ‘I thank the President for her address,’ says PM Modi

"I thank the President for her address (in the Parliament)," says Prime Minister Narendra Modi while replying to the Motion of Thanks on the President's address in Rajya Sabha.

Feb 7, 2024 2:15 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: PM Modi replies to Motion of Thanks in Rajya Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is replying to to the Motion of Thanks to the President's address in the Rajya Sabha during the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament on Wednesday.

Feb 7, 2024 2:13 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: 'Don't challenge the devotion of the South (towards Lord Ram)': BRS MP Keshava Rao

Parliament Budget Session Live: BRS MP Keshava Rao spoke in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. He criticised the BJP-led government for questioning the devotion of people in south India. He said, "Don't challenge the devotion of the South (towards Lord Ram)".

Feb 7, 2024 1:37 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: Rajya Sabha MP Praful Patel hails India's progress as an exporter of food & food products

While speaking in the parliament on Wednesday, Rajya Sabha MP Praful Patel said, " From a food & food products importer to becoming a food & food products exporter, India has done remarkable progress". He also highlighted progress in fisheries and said India is one of the largest exporters of marine products in the world. He added India is the top producer of milk in the world.

Feb 7, 2024 1:10 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: BJP MP Nishikant Dubey highlights problem of demographic change in Jharkhand

Parliament Budget Session Live: While speaking in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, BJP MP Nishikant Dubey said Commitee on population control and demographic change is a welcome step. He highlighted that demography in Jharkhand state has changed drastically over the years.

Feb 7, 2024 12:20 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: BSP MP Malook Nagar welcomes decision to bring White Paper

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Malook Nagar has supported the decision to extend the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament and the introduction of 'White Paper' on economy.

"It is a welcome move because the Members of Parliament, who contest elections, come to work in the Parliament. It's a positive aspect that those who present themselves through elections are now participating in parliamentary proceedings. However, it is notable that the opposition has obstructed the last 5-6 sessions" Nagar said as quoted by news agency ANI.

"The fact that they are now bringing 'white papers' is good, revealing the performance of past governments. Similarly, in the coming times, the current government's performance will also be presented before everyone," Nagar added.

Feb 7, 2024 11:18 AM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: 'The white paper will turn into a white elephant': Rajya Sabha MP and RJD leader Manoj Jha

Rajya Sabha MP and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Manoj Jha has taken a dig at the scheduled tabling of the White Paper on the "economic mismanagement" of the UPA government in the ongoing budget session of the Parliament.

"The white paper will turn into a white elephant. White paper means you can specify the number of jobs given. Where have you reached? So this isn't white paper but a white elephant just before the elections." said RJD leader Manoj Jha as quoted by news agency ANI.

Feb 7, 2024 10:00 AM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: What Bills were passed in yesterday's session?

On Tuesday, Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2024 and Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2024 were passed by the Rajya Sabha. Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha passed a bill to address malpractices and irregularities in competitive examinations, introducing strict penalties including a maximum jail term of 10 years and fines up to 1 crore.

Feb 7, 2024 9:12 AM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: When did the President address the Parliament?

President Droupadi Murmu had addressed the joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on January 31, the first day of the Budget Session.

Feb 7, 2024 8:58 AM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: On what date will Budget Session end?

The ongoing budget session has been extended till February 10 to allow for the presentation of a White Paper to contrast the condition of the Indian economy before and after 2014.

Feb 7, 2024 8:46 AM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: PM Modi to reply to Motion of Thanks in Rajya Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reply to the Motion of Thanks to the President's address in Rajya Sabha during the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament on Wednesday.

Feb 7, 2024 2:13 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: 'Don't challenge the devotion of the South (towards Lord Ram)': BRS MP Keshava Rao

Parliament Budget Session Live: BRS MP Keshava Rao spoke in the Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. He criticised the BJP-led government for questioning the devotion of people in south India. He said, "Don't challenge the devotion of the South (towards Lord Ram)".

Feb 7, 2024 1:37 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: Rajya Sabha MP Praful Patel hails India's progress as an exporter of food & food products

While speaking in the parliament on Wednesday, Rajya Sabha MP Praful Patel said, " From a food & food products importer to becoming a food & food products exporter, India has done remarkable progress". He also highlighted progress in fisheries and said India is one of the largest exporters of marine products in the world. He added India is the top producer of milk in the world.

Feb 7, 2024 1:10 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: BJP MP Nishikant Dubey highlights problem of demographic change in Jharkhand

Parliament Budget Session Live: While speaking in the Lok Sabha on Wednesday, BJP MP Nishikant Dubey said Commitee on population control and demographic change is a welcome step. He highlighted that demography in Jharkhand state has changed drastically over the years.

Feb 7, 2024 12:20 PM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: BSP MP Malook Nagar welcomes decision to bring White Paper

Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) MP Malook Nagar has supported the decision to extend the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament and the introduction of 'White Paper' on economy.

"It is a welcome move because the Members of Parliament, who contest elections, come to work in the Parliament. It's a positive aspect that those who present themselves through elections are now participating in parliamentary proceedings. However, it is notable that the opposition has obstructed the last 5-6 sessions" Nagar said as quoted by news agency ANI.

"The fact that they are now bringing 'white papers' is good, revealing the performance of past governments. Similarly, in the coming times, the current government's performance will also be presented before everyone," Nagar added.

Feb 7, 2024 11:18 AM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: 'The white paper will turn into a white elephant': Rajya Sabha MP and RJD leader Manoj Jha

Rajya Sabha MP and Rashtriya Janata Dal leader Manoj Jha has taken a dig at the scheduled tabling of the White Paper on the "economic mismanagement" of the UPA government in the ongoing budget session of the Parliament.

"The white paper will turn into a white elephant. White paper means you can specify the number of jobs given. Where have you reached? So this isn't white paper but a white elephant just before the elections." said RJD leader Manoj Jha as quoted by news agency ANI.

Feb 7, 2024 10:00 AM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: What Bills were passed in yesterday's session?

On Tuesday, Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2024 and Constitution (Scheduled Castes and Scheduled Tribes) Orders (Amendment) Bill, 2024 were passed by the Rajya Sabha. Meanwhile, the Lok Sabha passed a bill to address malpractices and irregularities in competitive examinations, introducing strict penalties including a maximum jail term of 10 years and fines up to 1 crore.

Feb 7, 2024 9:12 AM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: When did the President address the Parliament?

President Droupadi Murmu had addressed the joint sitting of the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha on January 31, the first day of the Budget Session.

Feb 7, 2024 8:58 AM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: On what date will Budget Session end?

The ongoing budget session has been extended till February 10 to allow for the presentation of a White Paper to contrast the condition of the Indian economy before and after 2014.

Feb 7, 2024 8:46 AM IST

Parliament Budget Session Live: PM Modi to reply to Motion of Thanks in Rajya Sabha

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will reply to the Motion of Thanks to the President's address in Rajya Sabha during the ongoing Budget Session of Parliament on Wednesday.

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