Assam visit: Modi says ‘one family’ is not letting Rajya Sabha function

Modi said that there were many parties and leaders in the Opposition who were opposed to the BJP and Modi. But despite that they want Parliament to function and take major decisions

Written by Samudra Gupta Kashyap | Guwahati | Updated: February 6, 2016 4:15 am
assam polls, assam bjp, narendra modi, modi in assam, modi assam, modi assam visit, assam elections, assam polls bjp, assam news, india news Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Assam Chief Minister Tarun Gogoi in Dibrugarh on Friday. (Source: PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said “one family” was preventing Rajya Sabha from functioning smoothly, and stalling several vital Bills that would benefit lakhs of labourers and other poorer sections of society.

During a day-long visit to Assam, Modi said this “one family” was out to take revenge on the people for defeating them in the Lok Sabha elections. “This one family is bent on not letting Rajya Sabha function. This one family is bent on not letting any work take place in the country. The people had defeated us, so we will take revenge. We will take revenge on labourers — that is its attitude,” Modi said.

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Modi, who addressed four functions — including the inauguration of the 12th South Asian Games in Guwahati and a Rs 9,965-crore gas cracker project near Dibrugarh — made the remarks at a BJP workers’ rally in Moran near Sivasagar, about 400 km from Guwahati.

He said there were many parties and leaders in the Opposition who are “opposed to the BJP, to our government, and to Narendra Modi”, but they still let Parliament function and take major decisions. “But this one family is bent on taking revenge on people who defeated them,” Modi said.

He alleged the “family” did not allow the passage of the Bonus Bill, which was cleared by Lok Sabha and would have benefited lakhs of labourers, including thousands of tea plantation workers in Assam.

“They did not allow the government to pass a vital water transport Bill, which would have helped revive old river routes and facilitate cheap movement of goods. This Act would have brought immense benefit to Assam by helping create numerous ports along the Brahmaputra. But this one family did not let Rajya Sabha function and pass this Bill,” he said.

“If these people continue to…indulge in politics of opposition…they are not going to help the country or themselves. They are only causing a loss to the poor people of the country,” he said.

He also took a dig at the erstwhile Congress regimes for not thinking of projects ahead of time and failing to create a roadmap to set them up. His government, he said, was committed to completing all such projects irrespective of “whichever government set them up and laid their foundation stones”.

Inaugurating the Brahmaputra Cracker & Polymer Ltd at Lepetkota near Dibrugarh, Modi blamed the Congress for the project taking 31 years to see the light of day. “Had this gas cracker project been completed 25 years ago, the second generation of people would have been working here today. Hundreds of downstream units would have created thousands of jobs for Assam’s youth,” he said.

The gas cracker project is an outcome of the Assam Accord of 1985. The first site for the project, where former PM P V Narasimha Rao had laid the foundation stone in 1995, was abandoned. Former PM Manmohan Singh laid the foundation stone at Lepetkota in 2007.

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    Aap
    Feb 6, 2016 at 3:37 am
    After hate speeches 2nd term for excuses. 3rd must be performance. Let's wait and see.
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      Modiot
      Feb 5, 2016 at 11:20 pm
      Slogans please. .....
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        commentaorji
        Feb 6, 2016 at 4:41 am
        Shame on u NRI PM U have majority but still u r blaming Crude oil was down almost by 500% but still u r govt. Never though of decent reduction and help poor common man
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          crickin
          Feb 6, 2016 at 12:21 am
          instead of blaming do something good. Why are indians paying so high taxes, petrol prices
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            A_Buttkth
            Feb 5, 2016 at 11:24 pm
            India has compromised the safety of Indians by agreeing to all the conditions of the Nuclear liability. Now wait until a Bhopal happens. This time it will be BJPs chance to loot the compensation.
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              Thirunavukkarasar
              Feb 6, 2016 at 2:11 am
              he is wrong. IT IS NOT JUST ONE FAMILY: IT IS ONE CROOKED AND WICKED FAMILY THAT IS NOT ALLOWING PARLIAMENT TO FUNCTION; ALL FOR SELFISH REASON. WE PEOPLE ARE SUFFERING AND WE CURSE THE DEMON AND DEVIL IN PARTICUALR. One thing for certain: they cannot enjoy a single rupee that they looted and they will definitely pay for the SINS THEY HAVE COMMITTED.
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                TIHAEwale
                Feb 6, 2016 at 12:14 am
                Feku56 how long ur going to blame Sonia for your incompetence
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                  Anand Prakash
                  Feb 6, 2016 at 5:31 am
                  rp, don't worry, your BJP is not far behind - you have the cases of Shivraj Chauhan (Vyapam), Raje and Swaraj which the great feku has swept under the carpet. And now you have the Anandiben issue.
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                  1. अशोक.गोविंद.शहा
                    Feb 6, 2016 at 2:46 am
                    VANDE MATARAM-NUMBER OF IMPORTANT BILLS ARE AWAITING FOR PING AND GET THROUGH BUT TO TAKE REVENGE ON VOTERS THEY ARE STALLING THE BILLS.EVEN IF YOU HAVE DIFFERANCE OF OPINION ON THE ISSUES WHAT IS POINT IN NOT ALLOWING TO DEBATE TAKE PLACE ? RAJYA SABHAA MEMBERS ARE NOMINATED AND CAN NOT BE ALLOWED TO DISRUPT LOKSABHA OR RAJYSABHAA THEY CAN NOT VETO THE MANDATE OF PEOPLE OF INDIA. IT IS FOR PEOPLE OF INDIA TO DECIDE TO OVER THROW THESE CORRUPT AND DISRUPTIVE ELEMENTS FOR EVER JAGATE RHO
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                      ashutosh
                      Feb 6, 2016 at 5:48 am
                      he is gone mad ....
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                        A
                        Feb 6, 2016 at 6:05 am
                        If you cannot handle 40, then what the AAP leader said is true !
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                          Barb Dewyre
                          Feb 6, 2016 at 5:43 am
                          They say that MMS left three letters sealed in three envelopes in the drawer of the PM desk. The envelope had the inscription that they be opened each time Modi was in deep trouble. Modi was confronted with an insurmountable problem so he opened the first letter and it said "Blame me". Modi did and got away with it. The second time Modi was confronted with a situation, he opened the second letter. It said "Blame me and the Congress party". Modi did and again got away with it. The third time it happened, the last envelope was opened and the letter said "Time to write the three letters".
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                            Rajesh
                            Feb 6, 2016 at 7:10 am
                            The Nehru criminal dynasty is itching because they havent been able to loot. Poor Rahul baba was told by mummy that he can be PM the day he was born. Mummy and beta wont forgive Mr Modi for taking Pappu's "reserved" PM seat away. And of course CONgi dogs have plenty of brainless bootlickers to bark for them.
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                              Bijan Mohanty
                              Feb 6, 2016 at 10:32 am
                              Definitely Narendra Modi
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                                Bijan Mohanty
                                Feb 5, 2016 at 4:01 pm
                                It has become fashionable for our great Prime Minister Narendra Modi to blame Sonia and Rahul for everything he is unable to do. Improper management of the floor of the house by team Modi is directly responsible for non-ping of vital bills. It seems Modi has no sincere desire to get these bills ped and is giving leap service for ping of those bills. If tomorrow there is scanty rainfall in India, It will not be surprising if Modi blames Sonia for it.
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                                  Karunakaran
                                  Feb 5, 2016 at 11:35 pm
                                  Everyone in India has woken up to the baniya talk. They are not meant to run a government but they do. But they can't govern. They have no education for the task. They equate manition to governance. As failure is inevitable due to lack of education, they blame the Nehru-hi family. They blamed the Nehru-hi family when in opposition, and they blame the Nehru-hi family when supposedly governing. But complete failures these baniyas. 200 million Dalits have woken up from the baniya promises. So no Dalit votes to BJP. No Muslim votes to BJP. No Delhi votes. No Bihar votes. No Gujarat votes. No south India votes. There is no point in blaming Congress. Mr Nitish Kumar is the PM in 2019. The selfie-hunter will be thrown back to Gujjuland, to enjoy his Rs 98,000 crores Bullet train (to be paid for by all Indian taxpayers).
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                                    Karunakaran
                                    Feb 5, 2016 at 11:38 pm
                                    The photoshopped selfie-chaser dokhlabhai can't talk in the parliament. He is self-conscious about the fat that he has no education. So he does not open his mouth. But outside the parliament, he blames the Nehru-hi family for his lack of education. 200 million Dalits have woken up from the baniya promises. So no Dalit votes to BJP. No Muslim votes to BJP. No Delhi votes. No Bihar votes. No Gujarat votes. No south India votes. There is no point in blaming Congress. Mr Nitish Kumar is the PM in 2019. The selfie-hunter will be thrown back to Gujjuland, to enjoy his Rs 98,000 crores Bullet train (to be paid for by all Indian taxpayers).
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                                      Karunakaran
                                      Feb 6, 2016 at 1:17 am
                                      The photoshopped selfie-chaser dokhlabhai can't talk in the parliament. He is self-conscious about the fat that he has no education. So he does not open his mouth. But outside the parliament, he blames the Nehru-hi family for his lack of education. 200 million Dalits have woken up from the baniya promises. So no Dalit votes to BJP. No Muslim votes to BJP. No Delhi votes. No Bihar votes. No Gujarat votes. No south India votes. There is no point in blaming Congress. Mr Nitish Kumar is the PM in 2019. The selfie-hunter will be thrown back to Gujjuland, to enjoy his Rs 98,000 crores Bullet train (to be paid for by all Indian taxpayers).
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                                        patel
                                        Feb 5, 2016 at 6:22 pm
                                        JAHA ELECTION VAHA MODI .. PM TERI YAHI KAHANI.. BAKI TO FOREIGN HAI .. BHAI BHAI ...
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                                          Namita
                                          Feb 6, 2016 at 6:58 am
                                          These are not ordinary forty. They are alibaba me Charles chor. Dacoits.
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                                            iftiindian
                                            Feb 6, 2016 at 6:03 am
                                            In order to save the crime of hate mongers and rioters belong to chaddi gang Modi shamelessly blaming congress and opposition. From the affairs pertaining to farmers,social and to educational affairs Sanghi goons are at loose and interfering each and every issues. Modi want people to believe in his falsehood that he has created to fool them but for Modi's and Chaddian's dismay,people of this nation are awaken now and have begun to reject falsehood,hatemongering and communal and anti Dalit conspiracies.
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