Opposition's goal is to throw out our govt, govt's goal is India's bright future: PM

The prime minister said everyone believing in democracy and democratic values should have collectively condemned what had happened

New Delhi: Slamming the Opposition for disrupting Parliamentary proceedings, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday said the Opposition leaders were giving a "political spin" to last week's Lok Sabha security breach as they were frustrated over losses in recent Assembly elections.

Addressing the BJP parliamentary party meeting here, he said the Opposition's goal was to throw out his government, but in contrast his government’s goal was to ensure a bright future for India.

Referring to the December 13 security incident, Modi said the act should have been condemned unitedly, and accused the Opposition of giving indirect support to the accused in the Parliament breach incident.

Modi said anyone who believed in democracy will not accept such an act. “Giving support to the incident and saying things like what else they could have done is condemnable," Modi said, according to sources.

In an apparent reference to Congress MP Rahul Gandhi’s statement -- where he blamed lack of jobs and inflation as the reason for the security breach -- the Prime Minister said these words are "worrisome”.

Modi said the number of Opposition members will be further reduced after the 2024 Lok Sabha elections because of their conduct.

Noting that he has never missed the BJP parliamentary party meeting, Modi said, "I am happy that even today the BJP 'karyakarta' is alive in me.”

On the day the I.N.D.I.A. bloc held another round of meetings to strategise for the upcoming Lok Sabha polls. Modi said, “We should expose the Opposition keeping in mind that we must keep our voice under control and stay within the limits of democracy."

He noted that some important bills were coming up for discussion in the two Houses of Parliament.

"In the coming days, no matter whether others are participating or not, we must participate in Parliament's proceedings," he said.

The Prime Minister, sources said, also noted that it would have been good if the Opposition had participated in these debates, but good deeds are perhaps not in their fate.

Pointing to some empty rows in the auditorium where all BJP MPs had gathered, Modi said that the vacant seats will be filled up after the 2024 polls, indicating that the party will win more seats than in 2019.

With an eye on the 2024 Lok Sabha polls, the Prime Minister also asked the BJP MPs to inform first-time voters about the "rampant corruption and misrule a decade ago" under the United Progressive Alliance. He suggested that a campaign along these lines can be taken up on National Voters' Day, which falls on January 25.

The Prime Minister also asked the BJP leaders to visit border villages to witness development there and highlight it.

( Source : Deccan Chronicle. )
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