This Article is From Feb 08, 2023

Parliament Budget Session: PM Modi's Reply To President's Address

PM Modi also touched upon issues of security in the northeast and Jammu and Kashmir, the economy, the increasing digitalisation of India, and criticism of BJP rule. 

Parliament Budget Session: PM Modi's Reply To President's Address

Prime Minister Narendra Modi has delivered his reply to the motion of thanks on the President's address in the Lok Sabha today, hitting out at the Congress-led opposition by alleging terrorism and corruption during the decade long United Progressive Alliance (UPA) reign.  

PM Modi also touched upon issues of security in the northeast and Jammu and Kashmir, the economy, the increasing digitalisation of India, and criticism of BJP rule. 

Here are LIVE updates from Parliament:

Feb 08, 2023 17:19 (IST)
Rapid Progress In The Northeast: PM Modi
Someone spoke of the northeast. Compare the northeast from your time to what it has become today.

In the last nine years, the region has seen rapid progress.

Now you can easily take a flight to anywhere in the northeast.

7,500 people engaged in militancy in the region have surrendered: PM Modi
Feb 08, 2023 17:15 (IST)
PM Modi On Security In Jammu And Kashmir
Terrorists had put posters in Jammu and Kashmir challenging anyone to hoist India's flag at Lal Chowk.

I had said then, "On 26 January, at 11 am, I will reach Lal Chowk without security and without bullet-proof jacket to hoist the national flag". 

Today, J&K is celebrating the festival of democracy. Today, J&K is happily taking part in the "Har Ghar Tiranga" campaign: PM Modi
Feb 08, 2023 17:09 (IST)
Protecting Middle Class Indians: PM Modi
Vote bank politics caused a lot of harm to the country. The middle class was ignored but the NDA government provided them protection.

Before 2014, 1GB data cost Rs 250, now it costs Rs 10.

The average Indian uses 20GB data a month. He is now saving Rs 5,000 a month.

Every middle-class Indian dreams of a home. Every middle-class Indian wants their children to study medical, engineering, etc. We have made everything possible: PM Modi
Feb 08, 2023 17:07 (IST)
I Live For The 140 Crore People Of This Country: PM Modi
PM Modi: Some people are hell-bent on destroying everything for the sake of themselves and their families. They live for themselves and their families.

But Modi lives for the 140 crore people of this country. The 140 crore people of this country are Modi's "Surakhsha Kavach".
Feb 08, 2023 16:51 (IST)
"Critics Are Contradicting Themselves": PM Modi
The critics are contradicting themselves.

Since 2014, they are saying that India is weakening, India doesn't have any global standing.

The same people are saying that India is pressuring other countries.

Make up your mind: PM Modi
Feb 08, 2023 16:49 (IST)
PM Modi On The "Destruction" Of Congress
In the future, the destruction of Congress will not just be studied at Harvard but also at many other institutions around the globe.

Dushyant Kumar has a great quote for people like these: "Tumhare paaon ke neeche, koi zameen nahi. Kamaal yeh hai, ki phir bhi tumhe yakeen nahi. (There is no ground beneath your feet, but the miracle is that you don't believe it.)": PM Modi
Feb 08, 2023 16:46 (IST)
PM Modi Takes Swipe At Congress
PM Modi: In the last nine years, instead of constructive criticism, compulsive critics have taken over.

Congress said India's destruction will be a case study at Harvard.

Yesterday again in the Parliament, there was a discussion on Harvard.

However, in the past few years, Harvard did an important study. The topic was: The Rise and Decline of India's Congress Party.
Feb 08, 2023 16:33 (IST)
PM Modi Derides Congress Led UPA Government, Slams "Scams"
Between 2004-14, the UPA turned every opportunity into a problem.

When the world was making advancements in technology, they were stuck in the 2G scam.

In 2010, Commonwealth Games, an opportunity presented itself to show India's progress to the world, but even that turned into a huge scam: PM Modi
Feb 08, 2023 16:29 (IST)
Country Gripped By Terrorism, Corruption During UPA's 10-Year Rule: PM Modi
Before 2014, between 2004-14, inflation was high. Of course, some people cannot see India's progress now.

They promised to eradicate unemployment. But that decade was the most corrupt since Independence.

In UPA's 10-year rule, from Kashmir to Kanyakumari, the entire country was gripped by terrorism.

In those 10 years, from J&K to the Northeast, the entire region saw nothing but violence.

In those 10 years, India was so weak at the global stage, no one was even ready to listen to India: PM Modi
Feb 08, 2023 16:23 (IST)
Some People Avoided President's Address: PM Modi
When President's Address was going on, some people avoided it. A tall leader even insulted the President. They displayed hatred against ST. When such things were said on TV, the sense of hatred deep within came out. An attempt was made to save oneself after writing a letter later: PM Modi
Feb 08, 2023 16:20 (IST)
90,000 Start-Ups In The Last 9 Years: PM Modi
Some people in this country cannot tolerate India's progress.

In the last nine years, India saw the birth of 90,000 start-ups.

We are now third in the world when it comes to start-ups.

In such a short period, with Covid disrupting the economy, India saw the birth of 108 Unicorns, each worth 6-7,000 crores: PM Modi
Feb 08, 2023 16:18 (IST)
PM Modi Hails "Digital India"
India's digital infrastructure has made some rapid strides.

The world has taken notice of Digital India.

There was a time, our country used to struggle even for the most basic technologies.
Feb 08, 2023 16:17 (IST)
"I Was Watching Yesterday...": PM Modi
I was watching yesterday. After the speeches of a few people, some people were happily saying, "Ye hui na baat." Maybe they slept well & couldn't wake up (on time). For them it has been said, "Ye keh keh ke hum dil ko behla rahe hain, wo ab chal chuke hain, wo ab aa rahe hain": PM

Feb 08, 2023 16:15 (IST)
On India's COVID-19 Response
This government does not believe in reform out of compulsion but reform out of conviction.

India oversaw the world's largest vaccination drive.

India gave free vaccines to its citizens.

India gave free vaccines and medicines to more than 150+ nations.

Many countries around the world are thankful to India: PM Modi
Feb 08, 2023 16:14 (IST)
PM Modi On G20 Summit
Some people are unhappy with this as well.

Today every global organisation sees hope in India. Our country now stands for a brighter future and new possibilities.

Today India has stability, a stable government.
Feb 08, 2023 16:12 (IST)
"5th Biggest Economy In The World"
Many countries are facing inflation, and unemployment. But Indians are proud that we are the 5th biggest economy in the world.

Today, India is an example of hope, positivity.

We will host the G20 summit. This is a moment of pride for 140 crore Indians: PM Modi
Feb 08, 2023 16:11 (IST)
"Celebration Of 140 Crore Indians..."
The President's speech is a celebration of 140 crore Indians.

A global pandemic, wars, a divided world, even in such a situation, the way the country has been handled, the entire nation is filled with pride.
Feb 08, 2023 16:05 (IST)
PM Modi On Rahul Gandhi

PM Modi takes a dig at Rahul Gandhi's speech in Parliament, says "People spoke according to their nature. Entire ecosystem excited by some people's speech."

Feb 08, 2023 16:03 (IST)
"Sense Of Pride In The Tribal Community...": PM Modi In Lok Sabha
The President has enhanced the pride of the tribal community. Today, after several years of independence, there is sense of pride in the tribal community and increase in their self-confidence. This nation and House is grateful to her for this: PM Modi in Lok Sabha

Feb 08, 2023 12:36 (IST)
"Case Of Contempt": BJP MP's Move Against Rahul Gandhi Over PM Remarks
BJP MP Nishikant Dubey has called for action against Congress leader Rahul Gandhi for his attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi in parliament, over his links with billionaire Gautam Adani, saying the statements were "misleading, derogatory and indecent". Mr Dubey has written to Lok Sabha Speaker Om Birla, accusing Rahul Gandhi of violating rules by "misleading the house" and accusing PM Modi of crony capitalism without "documentary evidence".