BJP on PM Modi’s remarks on Manmohan Singh: Fun, pun and satire part of parliamentary debate

Congress staged a walkout from the House protesting against Modi's remarks.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: February 8, 2017 9:20 pm
Modi, Modi Manmohan, Modi speech, Modi on Manmohan, Manmohan Modi, Modi rajya Sabha, Rajya Sabha Modi, India news Prime Minister Narendra Modi replies to the motion of thanks on the President’s address in the Rajya Sabha in New Delhi on Wednesday. (PTI Photo)

Hitting back after the Congress attacked Narendra Modi for his dig at his predecessor Manmohan Singh, BJP said it still shows reluctance in recognising Modi as a popularly-elected prime minister and believes that only it has the mandate to rule the country.

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said Singh had called demonetisation an exercise in plunder and loot and Modi was only replying to it as the whole saga of the UPA government had been that of plunder and loot.

Fun, pun and satire are part of parliamentary debate and the Congress should have heard the Prime Minister in full as per the parliamentary convention, he said, alleging “abuses” were hurled at him by the Opposition during 15 hours of debate in the Rajya Sabha on the Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address.

Congress staged a walkout from the House protesting against Modi’s remarks. “There is still some lurking impression among Congress leaders that only they have the mandate to rule the country and no one else. There is still a reluctance to recognise Narendra Modi as a popularly elected Prime Minister.

“The Prime Minister in the Lok Sabha and the Rajya Sabha has repeatedly said that he has acknowledged from the Red Fort the contribution of all prime ministers to India. Congress should have heard the Prime Minister in full as per the parliamentary convention,” Prasad told PTI.

“Fun, pun and satire are part of parliamentary debate. Manmohan Singh had called demonetisation plunder and loot, and the Prime Minister was replying to it. The whole saga of the UPA itself has been that of plunder and loot,” he said.

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    bmniac
    Feb 8, 2017 at 4:51 pm
    Far be it for the Congress to complain. Having known Dr Singh for manylt;br/gt;years I was quite taken aback by his remarks on demonetization. Insteadlt;br/gt;of arguing based on reason which was always his style he becamelt;br/gt;vituperative and near abusive in his language. He is getting it back inlt;br/gt;the same coin. Those living in gl houses...
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      sagar
      Feb 8, 2017 at 6:50 pm
      Did Modi see MMS taking bath under shower in raincoat? If not why inform the House,
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        sagar
        Feb 8, 2017 at 6:38 pm
        If modi was not puppet he would have brought back Lalit modi now and not waited for approval from Sushma or Vasundhara
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          sagar
          Feb 8, 2017 at 6:40 pm
          If people like art of bathing with raincoat in shower, let BJP implement in their personal life, rather ping bad remarks on others
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            sagar
            Feb 8, 2017 at 6:39 pm
            if Modi was not a puppet he should have sacked Chauhan on Vyapam case after death of people in MP
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