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‘Emergency Crushed India’s Soul’: Modi Attacks Congress in LS

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Addressing the Lok Sabha for the first time after the NDA got a massive mandate in the general elections, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday, 25 June, brought up the Emergency that was imposed in 1975, saying, "On that night of 25 June, the country's soul was crushed."

He will reply on the 'Motion Of Thanks On the President's Address', in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, 26 June.

Earlier in the day, in a departure from practice, Rajya Sabha proceedings were adjourned only for a part of the day till 2 pm as a mark of respect to sitting MP Madan Lal Saini, who died on Monday.

Snapshot
  • “I know that it takes time to change things which have been existing for the last 70 years. We did not divert or dilute from our main goal,” said Modi in Lok Sabha
  • “I never think about polls in terms of victory and defeat. The opportunity to serve 130 crore Indians is special to me,” the PM asserted
  • Referring to the Triple Talaq Bill, Modi said, “We have brought a Bill for women empowerment, please do not link it to religion”

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8:44 PM , 25 Jun

PM Modi to Address Rajya Sabha on 26 June

PM Narendra Modi will reply on the 'Motion Of Thanks On the President's Address', in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, 26 June.

6:14 PM , 25 Jun
KEY EVENT

'We Don't Believe in Vendetta': PM Modi

In another dig at the Congress during his Lok Sabha address, PM Modi said that his government doesn't believe in vendetta.

"We are being slammed because we didn't put some people in jail, this is not Emergency that government can throw anyone in jail. This is democracy and judiciary will decide on this. We let law take its course and if someone gets bail then they should enjoy. We don't believe in vendetta," he said.

He also brought up the Triple Talaq Bill, which was tabled in the Lok Sabha a few days back, saying it should not be linked to religion.

"Congress missed opportunities with Uniform Civil Code and Shah Bano case. Today, again there is an opportunity. We have brought a Bill for women empowerment, please do not link it to religion.”

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5:59 PM , 25 Jun
KEY EVENT

Leave Vajpayee, You Never Even Recognised Narasimha Rao's Role: PM Tells Congress

Launching a blistering attack on the Congress during his address to the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, PM Modi said the grand old party never even recognised the role of Narasimha Rao, let alone that of Atal Bihari Vajpayee.

Attacking the Gandhi family, the PM said that "people outside the family don't get recognition."

“We don’t want to grow taller like you (Congress), but remain connected to roots; don’t want to disconnect with the masses.”
PM Modi
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5:27 PM , 25 Jun
KEY EVENT

'Have to Move Together to Fulfil the Dream of a Strong, Inclusive Nation': PM Modi

Speaking in the Lok Sabha on Tuesday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said there's a need to "move together to fulfil the dream of a strong, safe, developed and inclusive nation".

“After many decades, the country has given a strong mandate, a government was voted back into power... The Lok Sabha elections have shown that more than themselves, the people of India are thinking about the betterment of the country, this spirit is commendable.”
PM Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha
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Published: 19 Jun 2019, 7:36 AM IST
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