Addressing a Kisan Kalyan Rally in Shahjahanpur, Modi said: "There is not just one 'dal' (political party) but dal over dal resulting in "dal-dal" (marshy land) which will only help the 'lotus" bloom."
To lend weight to his argument, he referred to employment figures available in the system including EPF, NPS, formal and informal sector. He talked about job growth and employment towards the end of his speech.
Rahul Gandhi hugs PM Narendra Modi: Coming back to his seat, the Congress President emphasised that the act of embracing the Prime Minister was made to exhibit the difference between the ideology of Congress and the BJP.
Amid the ongoing no-confidence motion in the Lok Sabha, JDU Chief and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar expressed support in favour of the NDA government saying that the party is standing with the government.
The Parliament has adjourned for the day over a huge uproar for taking up the no-confidence motion moved by the opposition parties. Speaker Sumitra Mahajan has maintained that even though she was “duty-bound” to take up the notice, she could not move forward and count the number of people backing the notice because the House was not in order
Looking back into history, Modi said, "three states were created even under former PM Atal Bihari Vajpayee but they are functioning smoothly. Congress' handling of Andhra Pradesh bifurcation is a mess, just like the Partition of India and Pakistan".
The much-awaited speech by PM Narendra Modi packed the usual punches for the Congress and its President Rahul Gandhi. One such was Modi's statement that the no-confidence motion was a test for Opposition unity, not his government's strength.