Modi takes jibe at Rahul in Parliament, says the earthquake finally took place
The PM was speaking in parliament after President Pranab Mukherjee presented the government;s agenda at the start of the current budget session
Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday remarked in Parliament that "the earthquake finally took place - the Earth (Dharti Ma) was likely angered." Modi's comments hours after an earthquake measuring 5.8 on the Richter scale hit Uttarakhand and some areas of Delhi was also a jibe aimed at his opponent, Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi who in parliament announced that "an earthquake will happen" by if he revealed the documents he had.
The PM was speaking in parliament after President Pranab Mukherjee presented the government;s agenda at the start of the current budget session. He stressed on the concept of strength of democracy or Jan Shakti and he said it accounts for how "a tea-seller's son can rise to become Prime Minister."
Modi's remarks also included an indirect retort to the leader of the opposition Mallikarjun Kharge, who said in the House yesterday that while Indira Gandhi had sacrificed her life for the nation, the PM cannot claim the patriotism of "even a dog from his family." The PM said, "We are not brought up in this sort of obsequious tradition" (Hum kutton wali parampara se pale bade nahin hain).
The commotion in both Houses of parliament continued even on the eighth day of the current session as assembly elections to various states are underway. These polls are considered as a test to the controversial note ban by Modi government on last November, a move aimed at curbing black money and corruption.
Punjab and Goa went to vote on February 4 in record numbers a factor poll analysts consider as an anti-incumbency factor. The crucial elections in UP will start on February 11.