New Delhi, Feb 6 : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday took a dig at Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her son Rahul Gandhi for showing disrespect to constitutional provisions and at the same trying to raise the issue time and again to attack his government.
"Congress should raise the slogan Sambhidhan bachao, Sambhidhan bachao (Save Constitution) on daily basis hundred times. This is because none other than the Congress tried to suppress constitutional provisions more," Mr Modi said in the Lok Sabha. "These are the same people who did not remember the task of protecting Constitution during Emergency....," he said. "It is the same party which brought in changes in Indian constitution most of the time. It is the who had dismissed the elected state governments number of times.
It is the same party and people who had torn off the copy of the Ordinance passed by the union cabinet," he said in reference to the conduct of Rahul Gandhi when Manmohan Singh was the prime minister. Mr Modi also said, "These people ought to take lessons on the importance of the sanctity of Indian Constitution" and in reference to Sonia Gandhi's alleged extra constitutional powers during UPA dispensation, the Prime Minister maintained. "There was a powerful body National Advisory Council which had more powers than PM and the then PMO.
A government was run by remote control". "Who stopped to implement Indian Constitution in Jammu and Kashmir ?," he asked while replying to the debate on the President's address. He also took dig at Congress leader Shashi Tharoor and tried to remind him that he has been a 'son-in-law of Jammu and Kashmir' and thus should understand the importance of implementing Constitution in the northern province.
Taking potshots at Congress floor leader Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury, the Prime Minister said - the senior lawmaker is showing so much of enthusiasm as if he is now a brand ambassador of 'Fit India Campaign'. Slamming Congress for its alleged Muslim appeasement politics, Mr Modi said, "For them this section has been only Muslims, but for us these people are Indians". In this context, the Prime Minister said right from the likes of former president Dr APJ Abdul Kalam and freedom fighter Abdul Ghaffār Khan, for the BJP and the NDA government, everyone is Indian first. (UNI)