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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    Barb Dewyre
    Nov 22, 2016 at 12:00 pm
    He needs music accompaniment man!!! Provide that in the parliament and see how he rocks.
    1. C
      Nov 22, 2016 at 10:16 am
      Ha Ha Ha, no wonder only #Pappu can have such questions in;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?
        1. J
          Nov 22, 2016 at 9:14 am
          It is amazing that pappu always manages to get it;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?
          1. J
            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
            1. A
              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;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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