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PM Modi Defends Urjit Patel, Says Why Attack the RBI Chief

News18.com | February 8, 2017, 7:17 PM IST
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Congress MPs staged a walkout in the Rajya Sabha after Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘bathroom’ remark against predecessor Manmohan Singh.

“For almost 35 years, Manmohan Singh had a lot of influence on the country's economic policies... There was not even one taint on him. Bathroom mein raincoat pehen kar nahaane ki kala sirf Dr. Sahab (Manmohan) hi jaante hain (only Manmohan Singh knows how to bathe in a raincoat),” PM Modi said.
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Feb 8, 2017 7:02 pm (IST)
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Attacks on the government and me are understandable. But why was the RBI Governor dragged into politics, asks PM Modi

Feb 8, 2017 6:40 pm (IST)

After staging a walkout, Congress leader Kapil Sibal takes aim at Modi. “Look at his arrogance. He speaks when everyone else had their turn and makes unsubstantiable allegations,” says Sibal.

Feb 8, 2017 6:39 pm (IST)

Don’t have words to describe the insult, says Congress leader Ahmed Patel on Modi’s ‘bathroom’ remark against Manmohan Singh. 

Feb 8, 2017 6:21 pm (IST)

A lot was said about what is wrong with the nation... perhaps they were giving a report card of their own record: PM takes a jibe at the Congress

Feb 8, 2017 6:12 pm (IST)

PM Modi made the comment in the presence of Dr Manmohan Singh 

Feb 8, 2017 6:11 pm (IST)

Angry Congress members protest against Modi’s remarks, stage a walkout

Feb 8, 2017 6:11 pm (IST)

For almost 35 years, Manmohan Singh had a lot of influence on the country's economic policies... There was not even one taint on him. Bathroom mein raincoat pehen kar nahaane ki kala sirf Dr. Sahab (Manmohan) hi jaante hain (only Manmohan Singh knows how to bathe in a raincoat, says PM Modi

Feb 8, 2017 6:00 pm (IST)

PM Modi hits back at Congress. “You are showing so much zeal now. Why were you quiet till now? Why did you not sue Godbole,” asks PM.

Feb 8, 2017 5:59 pm (IST)

Congress members protest as PM Modi mentions Godbole's book. 

Feb 8, 2017 5:59 pm (IST)

Former bureaucrat Madhav Godbole in a book said that in 1971 Indira Gandhi was advised by the then FM to enforce note ban, but she rejected the idea, says PM

Feb 8, 2017 5:56 pm (IST)

Around 700 terrorists surrenders after demonetisation, says PM 

Feb 8, 2017 5:52 pm (IST)

Note ban has hit terrorists hard, says PM Modi in Rajya Sabha

Feb 8, 2017 5:51 pm (IST)

The fight against corruption and black money is not a political one, says PM Modi. “Corruption has adversely impacted the aspirations of the people,” he says.

Feb 8, 2017 5:49 pm (IST)

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Feb 8, 2017 10:30 am (IST)
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Feb 8, 2017 10:24 am (IST)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi to speak in Rajya Sabha at 11 am  on president's speech

PM Modi Defends Urjit Patel, Says Why Attack the RBI Chief
Former PM Manmohan Singh; Prime Minister Narendra Modi

Both Houses of Parliament were adjourned for the day in the evening.

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