- PM Modi hits at the Congress party and “express concerns” that they are not able to do their job as the opposition
- PM Modi said “Congress is on the decline”
On Tuesday, the Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi said that the Indian National Congress was unable to digest that the BJP is in power and had not come out of its coma even after its defeat in Assam, Bengal and Kerala, as he tackled opposition attacks on his government’s COVID-19 handling at a party meeting.
Addressing the weekly meeting of the Members of Parliament (MPs) from the saffron party, PM Modi called the Congress’s conduct “irresponsible and unfortunate” and urged his party to take facts about the government’s work to the people, so that “the opposition’s lies didn’t fill the vacuum.”
The Prime Minister of India “expressed concern” that the Indian National Congress’ “sense of entitlement” has been preventing the party from doing their job as the opposition, as per a leader who attended the meeting.
The PM was quoted as saying, “Congress still has sense of entitlement that it has ruled the country for 60 years and it is because of this that they haven’t been able to digest the fact that people have chosen us.
“As an opposition, they should take up issues of people’s welfare strongly which they aren’t doing”.
He said that Congress was deliberately creating a negative atmosphere in the country when in reality there is no shortage of vaccines.
Commenting on the opposition party, PM Modi said, “The Congress thinks it is entitled to power. It does not care about its sliding mandate. It is declining everywhere but still it is more concerned about us than itself”.
PM Narender Modi was speaking on the sidelines of the parliament which has not been able to function since the beginning of the monsoon session, yesterday, with the Congress and other opposition parties protesting over issues ranging from the COVID crisis to price rise and a scandal involving politicians, journalists and others targeted by Pegasus spyware which is only available to the government.
On Monday, PM Modi was interrupted repeatedly by slogan-shouting as he tried to introduce his new ministers in the cabinet.
PM Modi said that the COVId-19 crisis was not a political but a humanitarian issue and the government had ensured no one was hungry during the pandemic. It was a matter of concern that even today in the national capital, 20% of the frontline warriors were not vaccinated.
Prime Minister remarked that the pandemic like the Coronavirus had emerged after a century and added that the BJP MPs need to be prepared as the warnings for the third wave have already been given.
He urged that leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party go to fair price shops on the 24th and 25th of July, when free ration would be distributed, to counter opposition propaganda on the fight against COVID-19.