A visibly miffed Chowdhary told ANI, "PM made a personal remark, what else do you expect from him? It is after the Ramayana serial that the nation heard such kind of laughter", PM Modi said, which evoked laughter from BJP leaders present in the house. I can not stoop to a low level by reacting to such remarks.
Talking to media persons here, Congress leader Anand Sharma said Modi had distorted history to mislead the people and used a language no Prime Minister had done before.
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This will be the fourth meeting between Modi and Abbas after their meetings on the sidelines of the UN General Assembly in 2015 and in the Paris climate summit later that year and the Palestinian President's visit to India last year.
"We want Mahatma Gandhi's India".
Congress members claimed on Thursday his jibe was "derogatory". "Even the Congress wants 'Gandhi's India.' However, the 'India" that the Congress wants is that of the tandoor case, the Emergency, Bofors and chopper scams, ' the PM said.
As the PM rightly said in the Lok Sabha, every half-baked attempt by the Opposition to fling mud at the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its government helps the lotus (BJP symbol) to bloom. Innovative projects are being thought about and completed in a time bound manner'.
"I have always said that for the nation's development so far, all the previous governments' have made a contribution", Modi added.