Redefining BC and AD, Narendra Modi slams opposition at Motion of Thanks to President
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Wednesday attacked Congress for its constant criticism on his government. Speaking during the motion of thanks to the President's address, he redefined the meaning of BC and AD in Congress' context.
“When we speak of history there are two phases BC and AD. I think that is what they refer to by 1947,” he said, referring to Congress’s frequent reminders to its work before the independence. Then he went on to quip that BC means Before Congress and AD means After dynasty.
PM Narendra Modi then went out to list of accomplishments his government has achieved after he came to power in 2014.
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge accused Modi government of weakening the constitutional bodies with claims that it had been using probe agencies against its rivals. He also said that the President's address was a repeat of PM Modi's speeches outside Parliament.
Reacting to it, PM Modi said, “You said Modi is destroying institutions. There is a saying, ulta chor chowkidaar ko daante (thief scolds the watchman).”
Modi said Congress had imposed Emergency, insulted Army and called the Army chief ‘gunda’ (thug), and this, he said, is wrong. “Since independence, whether it is good days or bad day, weak government or weak PM, majority government or coalition one, never has the Army come under such attack. We do this for our politics, but the Army is hurt. This is very wrong.”