New Delhi: Lashing out at the Congress party for literally holding the parliament at ransom, PM Narendra Modi on Thursday equated Congress’ attitude to Emergency days.
Addressing NDA's MPs', Prime Minister said, "Congress is desperate as it wants power to remain concentrated with one family." Modi further added, "Congress wants to save the family, but BJP wants to save the nation."
NDA Parliamentary Party also passed resolution against disruptions by Congress in Parliament, vowing "to expose" Congress before public in month-long campaign. Meanwhile, both Congress party and NDA took protested against each other by taking out rally.
NDA MPs' marched from Vijay Chowk to President House as protest to 'Save Democracy'. Whereas the opposition also staged protest in front of Mahatma Gandhi's statue in Parliament over the Vyapam scam.
Protesting leaders carried placards with messages such as " we demand justice for 48 lives" and "48 persons have died, Speak up Prime Minister". They also shouted slogans against the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA Government. Congress VP Rahul Gandhi was part of the protest.
Meanwhile attacking Congress, HRD Minister Smriti Irani said, "People can see that Congress is a party unable to come terms with loss of one family's fortune after 55 years." Earlier in the day, launching fresh salvo on PM Modi, Rahul Gandhi took a dig at him calling him a frightened PM for backtracking on Land Ordinance.
He said that more pressure would be built in future to ensure that Lalit Modi is brought back. He said that it is a great opportunity for the PM to get back ex IPL Chief Lalit Modi to cleanse cricket from corruption.