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Bhagwant Mann at Receiving End of PM Modi's Parliament Speech

Modi said this about Maan, “I generally tell people 'ghee piyo'...but if Bhagwant Mann will say, he will ask to drink something else.”


Updated:February 8, 2017, 12:04 PM IST
Bhagwant Mann at Receiving End of PM Modi's Parliament Speech
Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in Lok Sabha on 7th February, 2017. (Image: PTI)
New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday responded to his critics in the Lok Sabha, including the Congress and AAP MP Bhagwant Maan.

Taking on the critics, Modi said: “I generally tell people 'ghee piyo'...but if Bhagwant Mann were to tell people, he will ask them to drink something else.”

Mann has been a strident critic of Modi, openly mocking him in public rallies.

Reacting to Modi's jibe, Mann, condemning his statement, said: “Today's speech in Parliament showed his fear in elections. He made some baseless allegations against me."

He also hit back at Mallikarjun Kharge's comments against the BJP, saying that they did not belong to ‘a dog parampara’. Kharge had said on Monday, "Gandhi ji sacrificed his life for the country; Indira ji too sacrificed her life. Who came from your house? Not a single dog came from your family."

Sharpening his attack on the Congress, Modi said the party glorified the role of "one family" in the freedom struggle and said they had neglected the contribution of others.

"There are many people like me who couldn't die for the nation during the freedom struggle but we are living for India and serving India," Modi said. "Somewhere on the way, 'Jan Shakti' (people power) was forgotten and we don't accept this."

"I never heard them speak about the role of Chandrasekhar Azad, Bhagat Singh and many other freedom fighters who laid down their lives for the country," he added.

He went father, questioning accusations of authoritarianism by reminding that the Congress was responsible for the emergency. “We remember how democracy was under threat from 1975 to 1977, when opposition leaders were jailed, newspaper freedom curtailed,” he said.
| Edited by: Ashish Yechury
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