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PM Modi's ‘negativity’ barb at Opposition, then ‘golden opportunity’ advice ahead of Parliament's winter session

Dec 04, 2023 10:46 AM IST

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at the Opposition ahead of the start of the winter session of Parliament.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi hit out at the Opposition ahead of the start of the winter session of Parliament on Monday and said “the country has rejected negativity”, a day after the Bharatiya Janata Party's thumping victories in the assembly elections of Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan and Chhattisgarh.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)
Prime Minister Narendra Modi.(PTI)

"The country has rejected negativity. Before the commencement of the session, we hold discussions with our colleagues in the Opposition...We urge and pray for the cooperation of everyone. This time too, the process has been undertaken...I also urge all our MPs that this temple of democracy is essential for public aspiration and to strengthen the foundation of developed India," Modi said outside the new Parliament building.

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“When there is a commitment to people's welfare then the word anti-incumbency becomes irrelevant,” Modi further said.

In a piece of advice for the Opposition, Modi said, “...If I speak on the basis of the recent elections' results, this is a golden opportunity for our colleagues sitting in the Opposition. Instead of taking out your anger of defeat in this session, if you go ahead with positivity and learn from the defeat and leave behind the tendency of negativity of the last nine years, the country will change their point of view for them...”

Buoyed by its victory in the assembly elections, an aggressive BJP will seek to corner the Congress-led Opposition in the winter session when a report recommending TMC MP Mahua Moitra's expulsion is expected to be tabled in the Lok Sabha.

The leaders of the Opposition INDIA bloc met on Monday morning ostensibly to redraw their strategies to take on Modi-led BJP both inside the Parliament and in the electoral arena.

The Congress, which was hoping to score a big win in Madhya Pradesh and retain Chhattisgarh and Rajasthan, had to taste a resounding defeat. However, the grand old party did manage to oust the BRS from Telangana.

"...Rajnaitik garmi badi tezi se badh rahi hai (winter is delayed but political temperatures are rising). Yesterday, the results of the four-state elections came out. The results are very encouraging - encouraging for those who are committed to the welfare of the common people of the country and to the bright future of the country...," Modi said.

“Those who move on the principle of empowerment of four 'castes' of women, youth, farmers and poor get overwhelming support,” he added.

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