Parliament Budget Session 2022 highlights: Speaking to reporters outside the Parliament on Tuesday evening, Congress leader Rahul Gandhi said PM Modi did not answer in House the questions he had raised. “He didn’t answer my questions. We need to take the China & Pakistan issue seriously. My great grandfather served the country, I don’t need anyone’s certificate. BJP is scared of Congress as we say the truth,” he said. He reiterated that as a result of the Modi government’s foreign policy, China and Pakistan have come together, which will be dangerous for India in the long run.
Earlier on Tuesday, Congress MPs staged a walkout in protest while Prime Minister Narendra Modi was speaking in the Rajya Sabha. Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha Mallikarjun Kharge said the MPs walked out as Modi was only accusing the Congress, instead of replying to Motion of Thanks to President Ram Nath Kovind’s address.
In the Rajya Sabha, PM Modi launched another blistering attack on the Congress on Tuesday as he accused the opposition party of destabilising state governments, corruption, putting a family’s interests over everyone else’s and not respecting freedom of speech among others. He also said that the Congress in the “grip of urban Naxals as they are controlling its thoughts and ideology”. “When Congress was in power, they didn’t allow the country’s development. Now when in Opposition, they are obstructing the development of the country. They are now objecting to the nation,” he said. He added that had Congress not been there, “democracy would have had been free of dynastic culture” and the “blot of Emergency would have not been there”.