PM Modi Counters Sonia’s Jibe, Says ‘Hawalabaaz’ are Unnerved

PM Narendra Modi replied to Sonia Gandhi’s “hawa baazi” remark, alleging that the “hawalabaaz are unnerved”.

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 PM addressing the 10th World Hindi Conference in Bhopal. (Photo: twitter/<a href="https://twitter.com/PIB_India">@PIB_India</a>)

Blaming Congress for delaying GST, Narendra Modi attacked the Congress party alleging the “hawalabaaz are unnerved” due to the tough stance of the government on black money and are putting ‘roadblocks’ in the reform agenda.

Hitting back at Sonia Gandhi over her remarks on Tuesday that the Prime Minister has been ‘reduced to unedifying flip flops’ and most of his poll promises were hawabaazi (empty talk), Modi replied saying hawalabaaz are seeking answers from him even as his government has plugged leakages in schemes and enriched the nation’s coffers.

Addressing the World Hindi Conference, Modi said that Congress was resorting to disruptive tactics as it was not being able to come to terms with its defeat in 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Singling out Congress for the complete washout of Monsoon Session of Parliament, he said even as other parties favoured that the House should run and the business be transacted, “there is one, which does not accept this”.

I wonder whether there is a place for an attitude of confrontation due to sheer arrogance in a democracy. I had publicly appealed to the party, which has been defeated and has been rejected by the people, to allow Parliament to function. While the world is facing a huge economic crisis, India is standing on its feet. Today the country has a never before opportunity to move forward. Let us not waste it.
— Prime Minister Narendra Modi

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