Rajya Sabha: PM Modi takes a dig at Manmohan Singh; ‘art of taking bath wearing raincoat can be learnt from him’

Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied today to debate on motion of thanks to President's address in Rajya Sabha.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: February 9, 2017 11:48:17 am
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Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke against corruption and black money during his reply to the debate on motion of thanks to President’s address in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday. Defending demonetisation, Modi said the government’s fight against corruption is not political. Earlier in the day, Trinamool Congress continued its protest against the note ban outside parliament. Trinamool MPs were protesting against the restrictions on withdrawal of money from banks even after three months of note ban.

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In his reply to motion of thanks to President’s address in Lok Sabha, the Prime Minister had said on Tuesday that it was high time to understand and appreciate the inherent strength of India’s people and take the country to newer heights.

Live updates

7:16pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 11 am on Thursday.

6:56pm: Sheher tumhara, qaatil tum, shahid tum, haakim tum, mujhe yaqeen hai ki mera hi kasoor niklega: PM Modi

6:55pm: It is unbecoming of a PM to use such language for a former PM, unbecoming for anyone to say such harsh ugly statement: P Chidambaram

6:54pm: Walked out as protest, such harsh and ugly comments not acceptable. No PM in past made such comments about a former PM: P Chidambaram on PM Modi’s speech

6:51pm: Small countries like South Korea and Malaysia are models for us when it comes to cleanliness: PM Modi in RS

6:48pm: I do not want to speak: Former PM Manmohan Singh on PM Modi’s remarks on him in Rajya Sabha

6:46pm: Attacks on me, or Govt are understandable, but why was the RBI Governor dragged into politics?: PM Modi in Rajya Sabha

6:40 pm Women in villages didn’t use to go out for defecation before sunset. It was very painful. Now they have toilets in their house: PM

6:39 pm I was shocked when Opposition made fun of Swacch Bharat mission. Would you have carried the similar tone if Mahatama Gandhi would have been here? But I thank media for promoting the mission: PM

6:37 pm This government has launched several schemes to empower women in this country. Over 1 crore poor families have got LPG connection: PM

6:30 pm Earlier it used to take 6-8 months to get passport, now it takes just a week: PM

6:24 pm RBI ex-governor had made serious allegations against previous government. They should look at their record before accusing the present government of compromising with RBI’s authority: PM

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6:23 pm It’s very saddening to see people raising question on the integrity of institutions like RBI: PM

6:23 pm Our government started the Bank Board Bureau: PM

6:22 pm We should not have negative approach towards demonetisation and cashless economy. Other countries too are following. We have to stay positive then only change will come: PM

6:21 pm World moving towards cashless, paperless economy. India should not stay behind: PM Modi

6:20 pm Anand Sharma ji was asking why are you spending crores on Digital tech. Not a single extra penny was spent in development of BHIM app. We need to promote it more and more: PM

6:20 pm Cashless mean gradually taking the country towards fair practice. Just because there is inconvenience, we should not reject it: PM Modi

6:19 pm I urge Opposition to join our fight against corruption: PM

6:15 pm PM attacks Congress for walkout; says if they breach decorum, they should have courage to listen to us.

6:08 pm Congress protests against PM Modi’s remark on Manmohan Singh, stages walk out.

6:06 pm Not a single corruption charge against Manmohan Singh that too during the most corrupt government. The art of taking bath wearing raincoat in bathroom can be learnt from Manmohan Singh: PM Modi

6:10 pm For almost 35 years, Manmohan Singh ji had a lot of influence on country’s economic policies: PM Modi

6:06 pm PM Modi attacks Manmohan Singh over corruption during UPA rule

6:04 pm Worlds’ economists don’t know parameters to assess it. What India did will be a case study for economists worldwide: PM on demonetisation

6:03 pm: We will have to be tough on those cheating the system, when we do that, hands of the poor will be strengthened:  PM Modi

6:02 pm For the first time, a horizontal divide was visible. Mood of the people completely different from mood of politicians: PM on demonetisation


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6:02 pm You quote foreign economists, I can quote 10 of them on the fact that such an action hasn’t been taken in the world ever: PM on demonetisation

5:57 pm Former bureaucrat Madhav Godbole in a book wrote that in 1971 Indira Gandhi ji was advised by the then Finance Minister to demonetise, but she rejected idea. You(Anand Sharma) are showing so much zeal, why were you quiet till now?  Why did you not sue Madhav Godbole?: PM Modi

5: 56pm In 40 days, almost 700 Maoists surrendered during period of November-December. This happened for the first time: Modi on demonetisation

5:55 pm Banks have received a large amount of money, interest rates will reduce: PM Modi on demonetisation

5:55 pm A few people are raising the issue of new notes being recovered from terrorists in Kashmir. I want to tell the banks were looted by them and then they were shot dead by the forces: Modi

5:50 pm: PM Modi responds to Rs 2000 notes being recovered from terrorists in Jammu & Kashmir

5:49 pm Corruption has ruined the economy. Our fight against black money, corruption not political: PM Modi

5:48 pm: PM Modi speaking in Rajya Sabha

5:35 pm Why are you (Congress) sprouting virtues of cash when it has so many economic vices? Your own white paper in 2012 said this: Jaitley

5:33 pm Opposition will blame us even for the new US visa policy: Jaitley

5:32 pm Govt started taking steps against black money just after coming to power: Arun Jaitley

5:30 pm Finance Minister Arun Jaitley speaking in Rajya Sabha

1:17pm: While referring to Prime Minister Modi’s speech in Lok Sabha, Union Minister Jitendra Singh said, “Jis bhukamp ka unhen intezaar tha wo aakhir aa hi gya.”

01.30pm: Rajya Sabha adjourned till 2 pm, reports ANI.

11:30am: Question Hour begins. MPs address questions on railway safety and connectivity. Suresh Prabhu answers the queries.

11:22am: Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress President Sonia Gandhi attends Lok Sabha proceedings in the Parliament.

11:15am: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu speaks in Lok Sabha and says he hopes everybody would help in ensuring safer travelling. The minister also spoke on the recent UP accidents.

10:38am: Kerala MPs stage a protest in front of Gandhi statue inside Parliament House complex over Father Tom issue.

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10:35am: TMC MPs stage a protest in front of Gandhi statue inside Parliament House citing the problems faced by people due to demonetisation.

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