PM Narendra Modi can speak at pop concerts, why not in Parliament: Rahul Gandhi

"Prime Minister Narendra Modi can speak on TV, pop concerts, then why not in Parliament," he said.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: November 22, 2016 1:24 pm
rahul-gandhi-759 Congress Vice-President Rahul Gandhi. (ANI)

Congress vice-president Rahul Gandhi on Tuesday slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his continued absence from Parliament’s Winter Session. Hinting at PM Modi’s address at Coldplay concert on Saturday, Gandhi said that the PM has time to attend ‘pop concerts’ but not Parliament. “Prime Minister Narendra Modi can speak on TV, pop concerts, then why not in Parliament,” news agency ANI quoted him as saying.

The Opposition parties are demanding for PM Modi’s participation in the House debate on the government’s demonetisation move. But PM Modi has so far chosen to not skip the first four days of the Parliamentary Winter Session. Earlier, Congress leader and former Union Minister Anand Sharma also claimed that the government’s demonetisation move was “illegal” and said the government did  not have the right to impose limitations on legal money. “What is happening in India is continuing illegality. White money is being accounted. Nobody can impose limitations on it white money that is being accounted,” he said. “If PM Modi is saying that 86% currency in this country is black then it is a very shameful statement,” he added.

The government’s demonetisation move has led to a cash crunch, forcing people to stand in long and serpentine queues to withdraw or exchange money. The policy has given the Opposition a chance to corner the government in Parliament.

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First Published on: November 22, 2016 1:02 pm
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    Barb Dewyre
    Nov 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm
    He needs music accompaniment man!!! Provide that in the parliament and see how he rocks.
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      Chetan
      Nov 22, 2016 at 10:16 am
      Ha Ha Ha, no wonder only #Pappu can have such questions in mind....lt;br/gt;Aare Pappu, in parliament there are Pappus like you, so why a sensible man would waste time with westrels?
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        Nut Case
        Nov 22, 2016 at 9:38 am
        When did this joker go to parliament?
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          JM
          Nov 22, 2016 at 9:14 am
          It is amazing that pappu always manages to get it wrong.lt;br/gt;lt;br/gt;Also, the concert he was referring to was a charity event - is it too much to expect RG to understand this?
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            John
            Nov 22, 2016 at 8:57 am
            If Modi thinks Parliament is not important then let him dissolve the house and carry on like a dictator, looks like he is very timid he does not know what to do know that is why he is running away from debate
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              AMM
              Nov 22, 2016 at 8:22 am
              Mr. Rahul, Pop concert is more important than public sufferings and Parliament.
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                J Rahul
                Nov 22, 2016 at 10:16 am
                We all know BJP and Modi's friends own most of the media. Most comments here, watsapp groups and facebook are from the media cells created by BJP who just get paid for praising even if modi breathes.lt;br/gt;All reviews and posts are useless fake. lt;br/gt;The normal public knows the difficulties everybody is facing. Google with term most stupid PM check which name comes up, bcoz its reality
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                  kamath Ramesh
                  Nov 22, 2016 at 12:59 pm
                  When FM is ready to debate why cong is disrupting the parliament. Cong just want some reason to disrupt it. If you hear the hooting sound emanating from the back of the cong bench we can reasonable say few people are sent to parliament having louder voice to hoot only.
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                    kamath Ramesh
                    Nov 22, 2016 at 1:00 pm
                    let cong become a music party and PM can sing
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                      namit
                      Nov 22, 2016 at 10:38 am
                      So sad that congress which has been in power for donkey years and has no friends in media ... I wonder what is Barkha Dutta one corrupt media person who licks Sonia hi and Arvind Kejriwal's foot ... She not friend of whom so ever you are referring to? ... Sad that corrupt parties have lost out on friends in the media ??!!
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                        Selva
                        Nov 22, 2016 at 8:52 am
                        because Pappu, you and your Chumchaas, have made this Parliament as a POP-Bar and it is not worth for a honourable PM to waste his time in front of Rogues
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                          yesodharan
                          Nov 22, 2016 at 1:06 pm
                          For sure ! he is afraid of you sir,
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                            Raghu
                            Nov 22, 2016 at 10:20 am
                            Because Modi don't want to waste time talking amidist fools like you Pappu
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                              Rahul
                              Nov 22, 2016 at 11:52 am
                              Google with term most stupid PM check which name comes up, bcoz its reality
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                                Ramyagnesh
                                Nov 22, 2016 at 7:47 am
                                PM Modi addressed Coldplay concert via video conferencing, as reported. If Rahul hi wants PM to address Parliament thru Video Conferencing? if so, then Mr. Modi has already been addressing thru public meeting which were shown live on TV. They why are these opposition parties are complaining when PM is addressing as wanted by the Congress Vice President.
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                                  Ravi Verma
                                  Nov 22, 2016 at 11:14 am
                                  People's I hope you have realised How insulting his comments are, he's insulting PM and the ordinary citizen's who queue up to hear their PM regardless which part of the world, lt;br/gt;I have personally queued for two hours to hear PM in Ireland, lt;br/gt;What's his problem, did I went to hear Pop???lt;br/gt;Or this is what Congress has became now....lt;br/gt;Sad to see people like Rahul in politics.... lt;br/gt;Shame on you....
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                                    ds
                                    Nov 22, 2016 at 9:18 am
                                    Indian Express has floated a TENDER for abusing demonetization with 1000 and 500 notes. Larry is soaking in sunshine with trade mark of Indian express on these defunct currencies
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                                      xyz
                                      Nov 22, 2016 at 12:13 pm
                                      A PM is answerable to Parliament. A PM does not run away from Parliament. Ireland PM does not run away from Ireland Parliament.
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                                        xyz
                                        Nov 22, 2016 at 11:52 am
                                        Because Modi is afraid of Parliament. Like all dictators he is afraid of Parliamant where he has to answer questions. Like all dictators he finds captive audience and gives lectures from the podium.
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                                          Giri
                                          Nov 22, 2016 at 8:20 am
                                          Because, at pop concerts, the audience have some brains and listen, unlike in the parliament, where s like this only know to shout and disrupt proceedings. The om, illiterate coterie that gathered round Mamata, like this corrupt relic of the dynasty cannot behave in a civilised manner since their piles of black money has been declared useless!
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                                            Subba Rao Venkata Vure
                                            Nov 22, 2016 at 11:37 am
                                            What is he doing in streets without attending Lokesh Sabha? Before preach, follow first.
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