Modi in Assam: PM says Gandhi family disrupting House to avenge poll defeat

"Those who have lost the election (in 2014) and have come down from 400 to 40 have decided not to allow Modi to work, " the prime minister said.

By: PTI | Moran (assam) | Updated: February 5, 2016 5:28 pm
narendra modi, modi in assam, assam election campaign, assam poll campaign, assam bjp, rahul gandhi, sonia gandhi, india news, northeast news, latest news Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressed a rally for tea garden workers in Assam ahead of upcoming assembly election in the state. (Source: PTI)

Singling out the Sonia Gandhi family, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday accused the Congress President and her son Rahul Gandhi of disrupting Parliament to avenge defeat in 2014 Lok Sabha polls and hence blocking the passage of bills aimed at benefitting the poor.

Addressing tea garden workers in this poll-bound state of Assam, Modi alleged that “one family” was indulging in “negative politics” as he claimed that there are leaders in opposition parties other than Congress who want Parliament to function even though they oppose him.

“Those who have lost the election (in 2014) and have come down from 400 to 40 have decided not to allow Modi to work. They have decided to create obstacles and difficulties. The conspiracy for the same is going on,” he said, referring clearly to Congress.

“They have now decided to take revenge from people, from the poor workers” for voting the Congress out of power, Modi said at the public meeting that was virtually an election rally.

His remarks came against the backdrop of washout of the last two sessions of Parliament because of which key economic reform measures, including GST, have been pending and are expected to be pushed by the government during the upcoming Budget session starting on February 23.

“There are many leaders and parties even in the Opposition who oppose Modi, the BJP and the government but they want Parliament to run and carry out is business. But one family is so rigid that they do not allow the Rajya Sabha to function and let the nation’s agenda of development to be taken forward because people of the country have defeated them,” Modi said.

Though the Prime Minister did not name the “family”, the reference was obviously to the Sonia Gandhi family.

He listed a number of pending bills, including one for increasing the income ceiling for bonus to workers and the other related to river transport on Brahmaputra, and put the blame for their pendency squarely on Congress and particularly the Gandhi family.

“The country is not going to benefit from this politics of negativism and obstructionism. There is only one family with such a thinking, which has brought this kind of destruction. Leaders in the other Opposition parties are not like this,” the Prime Minister said.

“If anybody in politics engages in such negativism and obstructionism, it is not going benefit either them or the nation,” he added.

Modi used the occasion to flag the issue of “Assamese pride” and urged people to give a chance to BJP to form a government in the state.

He contended that laws for the welfare of the state can be put in place only when there is a government in Guwahati which listens to Centre.

Tea garden workers form a major chunk of voters in Assam.

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  1. A
    Feb 5, 2016 at 2:56 pm
    Arun jaitley is the greatest obstructionist in the history of Parliament. He had the GUTS to say in 2013, "We do not have appee for more reforms". He should apologize to the people of India for his arrogance.
    1. A
      Feb 5, 2016 at 4:58 pm
      "Those who have lost the election (in 2014) and have come down from 400 to 40 have decided not to allow Modi to work, " the prime minister said. - ........................ buddy till now what you have done is made RECORD in FLYING MILES, had may be 500 different cuisines in 500 different hotels, helped CORPORATE house make deals like a COMMISSION agent, sold INDIA in the name of NATIONALISM to Indternational Carters ................... in the mean while farmers are comitting suicide , dalit students are committing suicide and Foreigners are BUYING INdian lands ................................. YOU ARE THE biggest mistake of INDEPENDENT INdia and on toip that you have leashed terrirists in CHADDIS on India ..................... just waut for NEXT election ........................
      1. M
        Feb 5, 2016 at 11:53 am
        Not only helpless but corrupt for generations full with looted money a lot of it is gone with whom the previous PM`s had trusted and parked millions -- all gone now - but they still have sufficient to keep all the people around them - no good for this country and its poor people !! India is in trouble because of them who have spread the corrupt culture all around -- this very very long train called India is now on the right track to show some progress but it will take some time to notice the turn which will eventually take its people out of poverty --Thanks to Modi for all the work being put in -
        1. M
          Feb 5, 2016 at 11:06 am
          What MODI say is 101% right ITALIAN MAFIA looted this country more than 60 years and destro our country in all directions and made famous in SCAMS and CORRUPTION and these FAKE I goes HOLIDAY in EUROPE along with FAMILY shame on you this DYNASTY LOOTERS we are with you sir I am Muslim I voted BJP and I will VOTE ONLY BJP to make sure these looters should be in JAIL for there SCAMS
          1. A
            Feb 5, 2016 at 1:22 pm
            Modi has failed us. He shud go. Blaming others for his failed policies. shameful man
            1. R
              Feb 5, 2016 at 1:08 pm
              You seem to know much more of the hi-family shenanigans than what the home minister of India or CBI do. Wonder why no case, other than whatever Subramania Swamy has filed, is tried out. Why not share the info/evidence you have with the Govt so that they may be prosecuted and you rewarded.
              1. K
                kamath Ramesh
                Feb 5, 2016 at 11:49 am
                It is one more evidence of inaction of the congress govt. Projects conceived by then PM 25 years back have not seen any progress despite their govt in center and in state. PM should make all such projects active and viable to provide the employment to the people of that region.
                1. K
                  Feb 5, 2016 at 12:11 pm
                  The PM should have exposed the obstruction even earlier as soft pedaling is not going to change the atude of the family and other Congressmen are helpless as unfortunately they do not care to think and act independently and has become bound to the interests of the family. There is not likely to be any change in the atude of the obstructionists and it will be in the interests of governance if he Government finds ways to implement whatever good decisions possible in the shortest possible time. In the meantime let the people know the vengeful atude of the defeated. Krish
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