Highlights: Cong policy 'divide and rule', leader of 'Tukde Tukde', says PM

Budget session: The Rajya Sabha has been adjourned for the day. PM Narendra Modi is replying to the debate on the President's address to the joint sitting of two houses of Parliament.

File photo of Parliament.
File photo of Parliament.
Updated on Feb 07, 2022 11:20 PM IST
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The Budget Session of the Parliament commenced on January 31 with President Ram Nath Kovind's address. Both Houses held debate on the motion of thanks on the President's address that lasted for over 12 hours. Prime Minister Narendra Modi is replying to the debate on the Motion of Thanks in the Lok Sabha.

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  • Feb 07, 2022 07:00 PM IST

    Congress policy is 'divide and rule', leader of 'Tukde Tukde' gang: PM

    PM says the Congress' policy is "divide and rule" and it has become the leader of the ‘Tukde Tukde’ gang. “The Congress attempted to hurt Tamil sentiments, it wants to divide and rule the country... I want to salute Tamil Nadu citizens who lined the streets for hours to pay tribute to CDS General Bipin Rawat. 'Divide and rule is in their DNA,” says PM.

  • Feb 07, 2022 06:54 PM IST

    'The poor voted Congress out, when they failed to live up to promises'

    “The Congress won several elections due to their 'Garibi Hatao' slogan but failed to do that. Then the poor of this country voted them out,” says PM in the Lok Sabha.

  • Feb 07, 2022 06:53 PM IST

    Would've been better if Oppn tacked inflation when in power: PM

    The Opposition has raised the issue of inflation here, it would have been better if they have raised that matter while their government was in power, says PM. “During pandemic too, our government tried to tackle inflation. During 2014-2020 the inflation rate was below 5%,” Modi says.

  • Feb 07, 2022 06:45 PM IST

    PM cites Nehru on price rise

    PM Modi uses Jawaharlal Nehru's words to tackle criticism on price rise. “The first PM said that if something happens in Korea, then it can impact prices here. Imagine how serious a problem it was then. We don't give up like that,” he says.

  • Feb 07, 2022 06:30 PM IST

    ‘Oppn has problem with Make-in-India as it means end of kickbacks’ 

    “They have a problem with ‘Make-in-India’ because it means the end of commissions and kickbacks. They could not succeed, so won't let the country succeed,” PM says.

  • Feb 07, 2022 06:24 PM IST

    Yoga and Fit India also mocked by Oppn, says PM

    “If we talk about 'vocal for local', are we not fulfilling Mahatma Gandhi's dreams? Why was it mocked by Opposition. We talked about yoga and Fit India but those were mocked by the Opposition too,” says PM Modi in the Lok Sabha. 

  • Feb 07, 2022 06:09 PM IST

    Who people living in palaces consider farmers as enemies: PM Modi

    PM Modi says, “People who have been in power for generations and sit in palaces, I want to ask them why they think of small farmers as their enemy? We have to empower them. our small farmers. Our focus is on them. But those who don't know the pain of small farmers don't have any right to do politics in the name of the farmers."

  • Feb 07, 2022 05:58 PM IST

    Have prepared to remain in power for 100 years: PM Modi

    “From your words, from your actions, it seems to me that you have decided that you don't want to come to power for 100 years. So I have also prepared for it,” says PM Modi.

  • Feb 07, 2022 05:53 PM IST

    PM says Oppn sinned by asking migrants to travel during pandemic

    “When health experts were telling people to stay where they are, you sinned by telling migrants you would give them tickets. You encouraged people (from Bihar and other) to travel. The Delhi government too organised buses to make migrants travel. The result - the pandemic spread in Uttar Pradesh, Uttarakhand and Punjab. What kind of politics is this?” says PM Modi. 

  • Feb 07, 2022 05:49 PM IST

    Blind opposition is disrespecting democracy, says PM Modi

    As protests begin from Opposition benches, Modi says since you used Parliament for party matters, I have to respond. “Despite losing so many elections, your arrogance (ahankar) doesn't go and neither does your ecosystem let it. If we lose one, then we are attacked for days”. “Blind opposition is disrespecting democracy,” he says.

  • Feb 07, 2022 05:45 PM IST

    PM Modi lists states where Cong is out of power for years

    Hitting out at the Congress, PM Modi gives several examples where the grand old party has remained out of power for years. Take for instance, people of Nagaland voted for you in 1998, Since then you didn't win. Odisha also hasn't voted for you for 24 years. Goa hasn't voted for you as a majority for years. In Bengal, they voted for you in 1972, in Tamil Nadu, too, they voted last for you in 1962

  • Feb 07, 2022 05:43 PM IST

    Many of you stuck in 2014, losing out: PM Modi 

    PM Awas Yojana, gas connection -- if you were connected with people on the ground, you would see the benefits of this. But many of you are stuck in 2014, that's why you are also losing out. 

  • Feb 07, 2022 05:35 PM IST

    India must not undermine its role in new world order, say PM

    India must not undermine its role in the new world order, especially at the juncture where the country is marking 75 years of Independence. 

  • Feb 07, 2022 05:33 PM IST

    PM Modi pays tribute to Lata Mangeshkar

    PM Modi pays tribute to singing legend Lata Mangeshkar in Lok Sabha. “Mangeshkar moved an entire nation. She also brought the whole nation together,” says PM.

  • Feb 07, 2022 05:31 PM IST

    PM Modi begins Motion of Thanks Address in LS

    PM Modi begins his Motion of Thanks address in the Lok Sabha. 

  • Feb 07, 2022 04:24 PM IST

    Lok Sabha adjourned for an hour in Lata Mangeshkar's memory 

    The Lok Sabha is adjourned for an hour in memory of legendary singer Lata Mangeshkar. The Lower House of Parliament will meet again at 5pm.

  • Feb 07, 2022 03:05 PM IST

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow, 8th February.

    Rajya Sabha adjourned till tomorrow, 8th February.

  • Feb 07, 2022 03:05 PM IST

    Asaduddin Owaisi still faces security threat : Amit Shah

    As per govt assessment, Asaduddin Owaisi still faces security threat says home Minister Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha, reports news agency PTI.

  • Feb 07, 2022 02:52 PM IST

    Amit Shah requests Asaduddin Owaisi to accept accept Z+ security offered by Govt

    Home minister Amit Shah requests Asaduddin Owaisi, AIMIM president, to accept Z+ security offered by Government, reports news agency PTI. 

  • Feb 07, 2022 02:43 PM IST

    Attack on Asaduddin Owaisi's convoy being probed, says Amit Shah

    Feb 3 attack on Asaduddin Owaisi's convoy being probed, request him to accept Centre's security,  says Amit Shah in Rajya Sabha.

  • Feb 07, 2022 01:30 PM IST

    ‘No connection with reality': AAP MP on President's address

    Several things mentioned by the President in his address “have no connection with reality," says Sanjay Singh (AAP) MP in Rajya Sabha during debate.

  • Feb 07, 2022 01:02 PM IST

    Bill in Rajya Sabha to remove Bhogta caste from SC list

    An amendment bill to remove Bhogta caste from the list of Scheduled Castes (SC) and include certain communities in the list of Scheduled Tribes (ST) for Jharkhand was introduced in the Rajya Sabha on Monday.

  • Feb 07, 2022 11:53 AM IST

    ‘Whoever wrote President's address did injustice to him': Congress' Anand Sharma

    This is not sarcasm but whoever wrote it (the President's Address), did injustice to the President. This challenges the judgment of the people and negates the difficult situation before the country, says Congress' Anand Sharma in Rajya Sabha.

  • Feb 07, 2022 11:46 AM IST

    Congress MP Anand Sharma says President's address challenges judgment of people

    “This is not sarcasm but whoever wrote it (the President's Address), did injustice to the President. This challenges the judgment of the people and negates the difficult situation before the country,” Congress MP Anand Sharma says in Rajya Sabha.

  • Feb 07, 2022 10:16 AM IST

    Rajya Sabha adjourned for an hour

    Rajya Sabha has been adjourned for an hour after members observed a minute's silence to pay their tribute to the legendary singer.

  • Feb 07, 2022 10:13 AM IST

    Rajya Sabha chairman makes obituary reference to Lata Mangeshkar

    Rajya Sabha Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu made an obituary reference to Lata Mangeshkar, the legendary singer and former Member of the House.

    “In passing away of Lata Mangeshkar, the country has lost a legendary playback singer, a compassionate human being and a towering personality in the world of Indian music & film industry. Her passing away marks end of an era and has created an irreparable void in the world of music,” Naidu said.

  • Feb 07, 2022 09:09 AM IST

    Arjun Munda to introduce a bill in Rajya Sabha to amend the Scheduled Tribes list of Tripura

    Union minister for tribal affairs Arjun Munda will be introducing the Constitution (Scheduled Tribes) Order (Amendment) Bill, 2022, aimed at amending the ST list of Tripura. 

  • Feb 07, 2022 08:16 AM IST

    Amit Shah to make statement on attack on Owaisi's convoy

    Union home minister Amit Shah will make a statement at around 11.10am in Rajya Sabha and around 4.10pm in Lok Sabha regarding the attack on the convoy of AIMIM chief Asaduddin Owaisi. Read more…

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