PM Narendra Modi slams Congress' arrogance, says "Did India lose in Wayanad?"
New Delhi : Prime Minister Narendra Modi kept his focus on slamming the Congress on the second day of Rajya Sabha, berating it over issues ranging from voting machines, Citizens' list in Assam and the passing of bills in Rajya Sabha. He also mocked the party over their victory and defeat in the elections.
"The Congress neither could handle its victory, nor accept its defeat. That is from where their learning must begin," the Prime Minister said in parliament.
He then went into specifics. "You (Congress) just won elections in three large states... but look at the kind of news that are coming from there," he said, indicating reports of spiraling factionalism from Rajasthan and Madhya Pradesh since the Lok Sabha elections.
The Congress, he said, should introspect, not blame others or claim that "democracy has lost".
Calling such statements "distressing" and "shameful", he said, "Tell me, did India lose in Wayanad? Did India lose in Raebareli? What are they trying to say? That a loss for the Congress is a loss for India? Is India Congress, and Congress India? There is a limit to being arrogant."
The party was also hammered over the opposition questions on voting machines.
"There was a time when we (the BJP) were also reduced to just two members in Parliament. We were even made fun of in the House... But we accepted the result for what it was. But we had the drive in us pick ourselves up from those days of gloom and rebuild," he said.