Congress demands apology from PM Modi

09 Feb 2017 | Written by Supriya ; Edited by Mansi Motwani

Congress leaders are furious over comments made by PM Modi in Rajya Sabha yesterday.

Former FM P. Chidambaram said, "It is unbecoming of a PM to use such language for a former PM and certainly unbecoming for anybody to make such a harsh, ugly statement about Manmohan Singh."

Congress has threatened to blockade parliament until PM Modi apologizes for his comments against former PM.

In context: Congress in face-off with government

08 Feb 2017PM Modi's comments lead to uproar

PM Modi addressed Rajya Sabha yesterday and spoke on issues like black money, terror and impact of demonetization on the country.

During the speech, he referred to massive scams India has seen over the years and said man at the helm, former-PM Singh doesn't have a 'stain on him'.

He added "Only he knows the art of bathing in the bathroom wearing a raincoat"

Livid Congress walks out

Given PM Modi's comments on former PM Manmohan Singh, the Congress party termed Modi as "arrogant" and his comments against former prime minister as "completely unacceptable". Congress VP Rahul Gandhi called PM Modi's comments "shameful" and "demeaning".
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09 Feb 2017Congress demands apology from PM Modi

Congress and BJP clash over comments

Who said whatCongress and BJP clash over comments

Rahul Gandhi said, "Modi ji is perhaps the first Prime Minister who speaks disrespectfully about his predecessors. He should learn some manners."

Urban Development Minister M Naidu said Congress needed to apologize for uncharitable comments about PM Modi.

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad defended PM Modi and attacked Gandhi for his 'khoon ki dalali' remark made against PM Modi in relation to surgical strikes.

BJP makes light of comments

Union minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said, "Fun, pun, repartee and exchange of mild or strong words are a part of parliamentary convention. Why are the Congress so troubled by this?"

10 Feb 2017Opposition may boycott PM for jibe against Manohan Singh

With the Budget session of the Parliament in recess, the Congress-led opposition is planning to boycott PM Modi for the remainder of the session.

Their demand is that the PM "introspect and express regret" for his "raincoat" jibe against Manmohan Singh.

A meeting on Thursday was held by the Congress, TMC, SP, JDU, DMK and Left parties to strategize for the same.