Prime Minister Narendra Modi speaks in Lok Sabha starting with a vote of thanks to president's speech. Here are the minute-by-minute updates of Modi's speech in which he counters the opposition over the recently raised issues in Parliament:
13:29: "We will have to trust the 125 crore people of India. Lets walk shoulder to shoulder and do something for the country," says Modi.
13:28: I am new, I need co-operation and help to bring development to this nation. Lets work shoulder to shoulder: Modi
Aap desh ke nagrikon ko afsarshahi ke bharose nahi chhod sakte-PM Modi in Lok Sabha— ANI (@ANI_news) March 3, 2016
13:24: Out of fear for what will be printed in the papers we indulge in "tu-tu-mai-mai", says Modi.
13:23: It is necessary that executives need to be accountable. No one is less than the PM: Modi
13:22: All of us have to work together and think of increasing the accountability of the executive: PM
13:15: In 14 years, I have learned to live with criticism, says PM Modi in LS
13:08: One MP said Fasal Bima Yojana is only for few districts. I want to say that this scheme will be applicable everywhere: PM
13:07: We are learning from failures of previous governments: Modi
13:06: Opposition is concerned how the govt is doing better than it, says Modi as he cites comparison in some sectors like Railways and MNREGA
Opposition ko chinta iss baat ki hai ki "tum humse accha kaam kaise kar rahe ho"?: PM in LS pic.twitter.com/L7wxYWUpXg— ANI (@ANI_news) March 3, 2016
Kharge ji said there is corruption in MNREGA and I agree with him. Look at the CAG report of 2012 & what observations were made: PM— PMO India (@PMOIndia) March 3, 2016
12: 56: No one will deny that if Congress would have helped the poor in 60 years, the poor wouldn't still be facing trouble: PM
12:55: Congress sowed the seeds of poverty, says Modi
12:51: We can't ignore 60 years of misgovernance: Modi
60 saal kay aapke karobaar ka ye parinaam hain-humne toliets banae kyunki aapne nahin banaye: PM in LS— ANI (@ANI_news) March 3, 2016
Kuchh cheezen aapki hi deinn hain: Prime Minister Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha— ANI (@ANI_news) March 3, 2016
12:51: In 1974, in IP College Indira Gandhi ji said that we shouldn't portray our nation as weak: PM Modi in LS
12:50: Nobody in the opposition must look stronger and this is the inferiority complex: PM
12:45: Now PM Modi cites Indira Gandhi in the House
Kuch logon ki umar toh badhti hai, lekin samajh nahi badhti-PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha— ANI (@ANI_news) March 3, 2016
"Make In India" ka mazaak udaa rahe hain? Make in India desh ke liye hai-PM Modi in Lok Sabha— ANI (@ANI_news) March 3, 2016
12:44: Modi mocks oppositions for criticizing Make in India, says "Make in India is for the country. If it is not a success, we should sit together and discuss to make it better."
We can also set time where only first time MPs can speak. This will bring a fresh perspective to the proceedings: PM in LS— ANI (@ANI_news) March 3, 2016
12:35: On 8th March i.e International Women's Day, only our women member will speak, says PM Modi
12:33: PM to opposition's criticism: "I am getting lot of certificates through the years and thank you for another one."
12:31: I appeal to entire opposition in passage of important bills in both Houses of Parliament, says PM, quoting Rajiv Gandhi.
Bills that are to be passed are for the people. They are for freeing the system from middlemen-PM Narendra Modi speaking in Lok Sabha— ANI (@ANI_news) March 3, 2016
12:28: Modi takes a dig at Congress by invoking Rajiv Gandhi's statement disapproving disruptions.
12: 26: We should follow the advice of the President on the functioning of Parliament, says PM Narendra Modi
12:26: When House is stalled, country suffers, says PM Modi
12:25: Former speaker Somnath Chatterjee said that stalling house is counter-productive: Modi
12:24: Modi starts countering Rahul Gandhi in Lok Sabha.
12:23" "we should consider opinions of elders," says Modi
12:17: PM Modi replies on the motion of thanks to the President’s address in Lok Sabha.