Not allowed to speak in LokSabha, so addressing Jan Sabha, says PM Modi

Modi said the situation in Parliament compelled Pranab Mukherjee, a politically experienced leader, to intervene and remind the members of parliament to �do their work.�

Not allowed to speak in LokSabha, so addressing Jan Sabha, says PM Modi

Taking on the opposition for continued disruption of Parliament over demonetisation, Prime Minister Narednra Modi on Saturday said he is addressing a Jan Sabha as he is not being allowed to speak in the Lok Sabha.

Addressing farmers at a rally in Gujarat's Deesa, Modi said he is sharing his thoughts with the opposition, not from the parliament, but from the land on which he is standing, media reports said.


“Government has always said we are ready to debate. I am not being allowed to speak in the Lok Sabha, so I am speaking in the Jan Sabha,” Modi said.

“From the land of Mahatma Gandhi and Sardar Patel, I want to share something with my friends in the opposition,” he added.




Modi also expressed his distress over President Pranab Mukherjee’s statement on the on-going parliament disruptions, saying the situation compelled a politically experienced leader to intervene and remind the members of parliament to “do their work.”

“Happenings in Parliament anguished our President, who has tremendous political experience,” he added.

Meanwhile, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee blasted on Prime minister Narendra Modi saying that except giving ‘bhashan’, lecture, he has no solution to the move that has “derailed”.

“Modi babu knows that #DeMonetisation now derailed. Except giving bhashan, he has no solution,” she tweeted immediately after Modi’s speech at a public meeting in Banaskantha in Gujarat.

Earlier, Mamata had said Modi must resign because the move has led to “economic disaster” in the country and that he has “no moral right” to continue.

“PM does not trust anyone and he doesn’t understand what is good for the country,” said  Mamata on Thursday.

Reports said Modi also visited his mother Hiraba at Raisan village near Gandhinagar and sought her blessings before leaving for a BJP meet at the BJP headquarters in Koba.

After addressing a public rally in Deesa town of Banaskantha district earlier today, Modi reached the residence of his brother Pankaj Modi in Raisan village near the state capital where his 97-year-old mother Hiraben stays.