Had we worked in old ways, Article 370, Ram Mandir would not have been possible: PM Modi in Parliament

Prime News, National, New Delhi, February 6:- Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday replied in the Lok Sabha over the discussion on Motion of Thanks to the President’s address. Addressing the Lower House, Modi said President Kovind presented the vision of new India in his speech. He said, “President has highlighted the vision for a New India. His address comes at a time when we enter the third decade of the century. President’s address instils a spirit of hope and presents a roadmap for taking the country ahead in future.”

He said that the citizens of India have not only changed the Sarkar, but they also want the ‘Sarokar’ to be changed as well. “If we had worked according to old ways and thoughts then-Article 370 would never have been abrogated. Muslim women would have kept suffering due to Triple Talaq. If we worked as per the old ways then-Ram Janmabhoomi issue would have remained unresolved. Kartarpur Sahib corridor would not be made. There would be no India-Bangladesh land agreement.”

Amid protests from the opposition over BJP MP Ananthkumar Hegde’s remarks about Mahatma Gandhi earlier this week, PM Modi sarcastically said: “bas, itna hi? Aur kuch (Is that all? Is there anything else?)” to protesting parliamentarians chanting: “Mahatma Gandhi amar rahe (Long live Mahatma Gandhi)”.

“I heard a leader say that in 6 months people will hit PM with sticks. But during those 6 months, I will do enough Surya namaskars to make my back tough enough to deal with all your blows. I have dealt with your blows over the last 20 years of my life.”

PM Modi’s response to Rahul Gandhi comes after the former Congress president while addressing a rally in Delhi on Wednesday had said: “The PM is right now delivering speeches, but six months later, he will not be able to even leave his home. The youth of India will beat him up with sticks and make him understand that this country will not be able to make progress until jobs are provided to them.” (MR, Inputs: Agencies).

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