For the second time, PM Modi highlights Rahul Gandhi's 'stick' remark
New Delhi : For the second time in two days, Prime Minister Narendra Modi brought forward Rahul Gandhi's "beating him with danda (stick)" remark; first in the parliament and now in front of the masses during his address in Assam.
"At times, some leaders talk about beating me with sticks, but I'm saved by the blessings of all mothers of India. I pay my respects and thank all of you. I am here to instil a new belief in all Assamese people," PM Modi said while addressing a public meeting in Kokrajhar.
Meanwhile, the parliament had to face a chaotic day with Congress MPs getting loud and almost violent inside the house.
"Congress MPs came to my seat in the house, tried to attack me and snatch my papers," alleged Union Health Minister Harsh Vardhan. This happened when he raised Rahul Gandhi's remark in the house and demanded an apology.
The speaker was forced to adjourn the house. When the house resumed, more disruptions forced another break.
" BJP obviously doesn't like me to speak in the house. So in a completely unparliamentary manner the Health Minister raised something that I had said outside, which he has no business doing. I think the main issue is that we are being stifled. We are not allowed to speak in parliament," Rahul Gandhi told reporters.