PM Modi wins trust-vote but RaGa dubs his speech 'weak'
Congress President Rahul Gandhi and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi slammed Prime Minister Narendra Modi's speech in Lok Sabha on Friday. Speaking on the no-confidence motion, PM Modi blamed the Congress for dividing Andhra Pradesh, decisive politics, and other things. The NDA sailed through the floor test with 325 MPs rejecting the motion. 126 MPs favoured the no-confidence motion. Here's more about it.
Agreeing with RaGa, Kharge says Modi's speech was 'dramebaazi'
Speaking to reporters after the 12-hour-long debate, Rahul Gandhi used the term 'weak' while Sonia Gandhi said it was 'old rhetoric'. Agreeing with them, senior Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge said, "We posed questions to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Rafale deal, Nirav Modi etc, but he didn't answer any. His speech was dramebaazi." Kharge added PM didn't say anything about Andhra Pradesh either.
Modi won on majority, lost on morality, says TDP MP
"It is not about majority, it is about morality. Morality won today. We wanted to showcase the failures of Modi and his government. You take unemployment, farmers' distress, economic slowdown and more. He has failed on every aspect," TDP MP K Srinivas said.
From Lok Sabha, Modi targets Naidu, praises Rao
TDP moved the no-confidence motion mainly because of its friction with Centre over special status for Andhra. Amid hooting of TDP MPs, Modi said Telangana CM K Chandrasekhar Rao focused on development and advised Andhra CM Chandrababu Naidu to do the same. PM Modi revealed when TDP left NDA, he told Naidu not to get entangled in 'race of one-upmanship with the YSR Congress.'
Naidu slams BJP before and after trust vote
While PM Modi said in his speech that TDP brought domestic politics to the Parliament, Naidu had tweeted before the debate that he kept interests of Andhra people in mind. "Those who are with me in this fight are my friends and rest are my foes," he had tweeted. After Modi's speech, Naidu said PM didn't respect democracy and cheated Andhra again.
PM Modi showed insensitivity towards Andhra Pradesh: Naidu tweets
It is very disappointing to see the country’s PM taking AP's wishes and sentiments for granted.Rejecting our demands just because we do not have a majority shows the insensitivity of the PM against our State. #AgainBJPCheatedAP— N Chandrababu Naidu (@ncbn) July 20, 2018
Separately, PM Modi had reply for Rahul Gandhi's 'eye-to-eye' comment
In his attack on NDA, Rahul Gandhi had said the PM couldn't look into his eye since his government failed in many aspects. Later in the day, the BJP leader replied, "You are 'naamdaar' (dynast), I am 'kaamdar' (worker). I cannot dare to see eye-to-eye with you." "I once again ask them to bring another no-confidence motion in 2024," the PM also said.