New Delhi, July 20: Congress President Rahul Gandhi, speaking in the No-Confidence Motion against the Narendra Modi led NDA government started by recounting the Jumlas (false election promises) of the NDA govenment amid huge uproar by the BJP MP's and members present in the house. Follow the live proceedings of the No-Confidence Motion here.
"You are the victim of a 21st-century political weapon. I want to tell you that you are not the only one. The political weapon is called the 'jumla strike' said the Congress President to TDP, as soon as he began his speech. "The Congress President said that the biggest victims of the "Jumla Strike" have been- the youngsters of the country, dalits and the small and medium businessmen.
Gandhi targeted the Prime Minister on the two alleged promises: one, 15 lakh rupees in the bank accounts and two, generating jobs for the people.
"The youth had trusted the PM and the PM had said that 2 crore would get jobs but only 4 lakh have. China gives 50,000 jobs to youngsters every day" added Gandhi.
"Sometimes he says Pakode banao, sometimes to open a shop, but jobs will come through small businesses". Gandhi further said that PM instead introduced note ban and destroyed the small businessmen "
"GST was opposed by everyone," yet the Prime Minister went ahead with the faulty implementation of the GST said Gandhi.
He criticised the PM for introducing five different GST. "Crores of people destroyed by you. Small and medium size business- You snatched money from them," said the Congress President.
"Jio's adverstisement bears your image. PM works only for the select 20 but has no place for the poor in the hearts of the people. You said I am not PM but Chowkidaar but when Amit Shah's son- Jay Shah increased his income, you kept mum," Gandhi went on.
"Rafale Missile- 1600 crore per missile. Defence Minister had said that I will tell the country about the Rafale deal. Then she said that I cannot give the details due to the secrecy pact between Indian and French government," he said, taking a jibe at Nirmala Sitharaman.
"The President of France informed me that there is no secrecy pact between India and France regarding the Rafale Deal," Gandhi adds.
The Defence Minister has spoken an "untruth". Everybody understands the relation PM Modi has with these (business) people". "The Prime Minister must explain why was the deal taken away from HL," demanded Gandhi.
Rahul Gandhi said, "I have clearly spoken about the Prime Minister and that he cannot face me or stare me in my eyes." He said that the Prime Minister speaks a lot about the foreign polity and that he had hosted the Chinese PM while the Chinese army was in Indian territory. Our Sainiks (soldiers) showed courage against the Chinese Army, but PM Modi then visited China forgetting about the Doklam stand-off.
Taking a jibe at the Prime Minister's Chowkidaar comment, Congress President Rahul Gandhi said that the PM is not a chowkidaar but a bhaagidaar as PM Modi waived off the Rs 2.5 lakh crore loan of the top 20-25 top businessmen. The house had to be adjourned following the uproar over Gandhi's speech and the house will resume at 1.45 pm.
Gandhi said that loans of businessmen were waived off but those of farmers were not. He called the MSP as another "Jumla Strike." Talking on women's issues, he said that "On the cover of The Economist magazine, it was written that India was unable to protect its women." He said that for the first time in its history, India is not able to protect its women, said Gandhi. Gandhi went on to say that the Prime Minister doesn't speak a word on the issue of crime against women, and atrocities on Dalits, added Gandhi.
It is the duty of the Prime Minister to inform his country and talk on such issues, said Gandhi. Whenever someone is beaten, killed or suppressed, it is Dr Ambedkar's constitution that is under attack whenever acts of violence takes place, it is an attack on the idea of India, said Gandhi. He further went on to say that the Prime Minister and the President of the BJP can simply not afford to lose power. They act out of fear and are trying to attack the idea of India.
"The entire opposition is out to defeat the Prime Minister in the next elections. I am grateful to the PM, RSS and the BJP because they have taught me the meaning of the Congress party. It is you who taught me the meaning of being a Hindu. You hate me, I am Pappu for you but I am grateful to you" said Gandhi and went to the Prime Minister's seat to hug the PM. The Prime Minister shook hands with Gandhi and had a smile on his face as Gandhi ended his speech in a dramatic fashion.