What do you say about this change in the Prime Minister’s dashing approach since he seldom gets angry?
Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today hit out at BJP in the Lok Sabha for their wrong legalization against the UPA Govt. where they accused the govt. by depreciating their achievements.
He meant that their allegation that the Govt. fail in future as it failed in 2004 and 2009 are not correct.
Most probably, the Prime Minister’s indication was towards Mr. Narendra Modi’s attack that he tossed on Congress in a highly objectionable language which he promised would not use against them.
However, he said, the remarks like Congress as “termites” and he as a “Night Watchman” at the BJP National Council meeting in Delhi on Sunday, were bad in spirit; he said the party had thrown the “choicest abuses” against the Congress leadership and said he would not reply in “that (foul) language”.
While winding up the discussion on the motion of thanks on the President’s address, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh spoke on various subjects including economy.
He also said that there is an open option with India on the US resolution against Sri Lankan at the UNHCR vote, ties with Pakistan and the situation in Maldives among others.
PM Manmohan Singh expressed his confidence that India’s slow-down in economy is a temporary phase and that shall not continue forever; he expressed his confidence that the jump in the growth rate shall return in around two years or so.
Reserving his anger for BJP, the Prime Minister, however, said to the extent:
“You used selected abuses against us. It is not my intention to reply in that language because our performance is the best judge.”
Mr. Manmohan Singh recalled he history and said: “BJP lost the 2004 polls after its “India Shining” campaign and faced defeat against in 2009 when they pitted “iron man” against the “lamb that Manmohan Singh is”.
“I am confident that the people will again elect us in the next elections based on our performance,” the Prime Minister said midst repeated thumping of desks by the treasury benches.
Finally he said: “Jo garajte hain, woh baraste nahi (Thunderous clouds seldom bring showers).”
Mr. Singh said the UPA Govt. did better than the NDA Govt. since country has progressed during the regime of the UPA Govt. and not that of NDA.
If the past record is seen, Congress had once the maximum 7.9% growth whereas in NDA had 6% GDP growth, here NDA can’t blame UPA.