New Delhi: The Congress today criticised Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s speech in the Lok Sabha. The main opposition party, whose MPs walked out of the House over Modi’s reply to the debate on the motion of thanks to the president for his address to the joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament, said it did not address the issues raised by lawmakers, including that on the Rafale deal.
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said that Modi is giving sermons in a democracy. He said,””The prime minister did not say anything new in his speech. He also did not mention anything new in the interest of the country. He also did not give satisfactory reply to issues we raised,”.
“This was his political speech, election speech We are disappointed by the speech. He backtracked from fulfilling our demands. Hence, we staged walkout,” he added. “He is neither supporting , and on the other, is speaking such a language.Hence, I feel saddened that the prime minister is not keeping his words,” Kharge said.
Responding to the prime minister’s accusation that the Congress bifurcated Andhra Pradesh because of “political considerations”, Kharge said Modi did not keep his word on doing justice to Telangana and giving an economic package to the residual Andhra Pradesh after the NDA came to power.