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Parliament updates: 'It's not Emergency, we have laws,' says Modi on Congress MP's jibe over charges against Sonia, Rahul

Parliament LIVE updates: On Congress leader Adhir Ranjan's jibe over charges against Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in 2G scam, Narendra Modi said, 'We're being criticised because we didn't put some people in jail. This is not Emergency that the government will put people in jail; it's a democracy, the law will deal with it.'

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Parliament updates: 'It's not Emergency, we have laws,' says Modi on Congress MP's jibe over charges against Sonia, Rahul
  • Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the Parliament on Tuesday as a reply to President Ram Nath Kovind's joint address of the House on Friday

  • From the Opposition, Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien, BSP’s Satish Mishra, and Congress’s Digvijaya Singh will counter the prime minister's address in Rajya Sabha

  • Rajya Sabha observed two minutes of silence for late Mp Madanlal Saini and was adjourned till 2 pm

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June 25, 2019 - 18:24 (IST)

Modi's speech ends; Lok Sabha adjourned till 11 am, Wednesday

June 25, 2019 - 18:16 (IST)

Don't link triple talaq Bill with religion, says Modi

On the triple talaq Bill, Narendra Modi said, "Congress missed opportunities with uniform civil code and Shah Bano case. Now again there is an opportunity, and we have brought a bill for women's empowerment. Please do not link it to religion."

June 25, 2019 - 18:14 (IST)

Modi mocks Congress MP for asking why Sonia, Rahul were not jailed in 2G scam

On Congress leader Adhir Ranjan's jibe over charges against Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in 2G scam, Narendra Modi said, "We're being criticised because we didn't put some people in jail. This is not Emergency that the government will put people in jail; it's a democracy, the law will deal with it."

June 25, 2019 - 18:04 (IST)

Modi calls for collective endeavour to make India $5 trillion economy

"Why can't India become a $5 trillion economy? Let it be our collective endeavour to work towards it. We have made a lot of fun of Make in India, but isn't it true that this needs to happen," said Narendra Modi.

June 25, 2019 - 17:57 (IST)

Water conservation is everybody's responsibility, says Modi

Speaking on the water conservation, Narendra Modi said, "Water conservation is everybody's responsibility. Our government created Jal Shakti ministry in view of the situation. I urge all, including NGOs, to spread awareness about the steps for water conservation."

June 25, 2019 - 17:55 (IST)

Had to sit on hunger strike for Sardar Sarovar Dam, says Modi

"When we talk about water resources, I remember Babasaheb Ambedkar. It was Ambedkar who worked diligently on waterways and irrigation... Sardar Sarovar Dam was the brainchild of Sardar Patel. But, work on this dam kept getting delayed. As Gujarat chief minister, I had to sit on a hunger strike for this project. After NDA came to power, the pace of work increased significantly and it is benefiting many people," said Narendra Modi in Lok Sabha.

June 25, 2019 - 17:52 (IST)

Modi slams Congress on 44th anniversary of Emergency

On the 44th anniversary of Emergency, Narendra Modi said, "A few people were constantly asking during the debate, 'Who did it? Who did it? I want to ask them, today is 25th June. Who imposed the Emergency? Who trampled over the spirit of the Constitution, gagged the media and bullied the judiciary? We can't forget those dark days."

June 25, 2019 - 17:46 (IST)

Modi says Gandhi's 150th birth anniversary, India's 75 years of independence should be celebrated with great vigour

"The president spoke about 150th birth anniversary of Gandhi and 75 years of India's freedom. These are landmark occasions in the history of India... 

"During the freedom struggle, brave women and men died for the nation. This led to Independence. Today, we have to live for the nation and build the India our freedom fighters dreamt of. I urge everyone to observe Gandhi's birth anniversary and 75 years of India's freedom with great vigour," said Narendra Modi.

June 25, 2019 - 17:39 (IST)

Congress Vajpayee, Narsimha Rao, or even Manmohan Singh: PM

Continuing his attack on the Congress, Narendra Modi said, "Did those in power from 2004 to 2014 ever talk in appreciation of Atal Bihari Vajpayee? Did they ever speak about the good work of Narasimha Rao Ji? In this Lok Sabha debate, they did not even speak of Manmohan Singh."

June 25, 2019 - 17:31 (IST)

Opposition not connected with roots, says Modi

Taking a dig at the Opposition, Narendra Modi said, "You have gone so up in the air that you can't see the ground, you've lost your roots. I gives me satisfaction to see you rise so much. We will keep wishing you 'aur unche, aur unche, aur unche (higher, higher, higher)'."

Parliament LATEST updates: On Congress leader Adhir Ranjan's jibe over charges against Sonia and Rahul Gandhi in 2G scam, Narendra Modi said, "We're being criticised because we didn't put some people in jail. This is not Emergency that the government will put people in jail; it's a democracy, the law will deal with it."

Taking a dig at the Opposition, Narendra Modi said, "You have gone so up in the air that you can't see the ground, you've lost your roots. I gives me satisfaction to see you rise so much. We will keep wishing you 'aur unche, aur unche, aur unche (higher, higher, higher)'."

Responding to President Ram Nath Kovind's address in Parliament, Narendra Modi said in Lok Sabha that India should not lose opportunity to move ahead with times.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected reply to the Motion Of Thanks on the president's address at 5 pm in the Lok Sabha.

First-time MP and BJP youth leader Tejasvi Surya hailed Narendra Modi's leadership saying that for a very long time, politics was more of a "family business", in the control of "oligarchs, and a kleptocracy" and voters saw Modi's election as the victory of "new India".

TDP leader Jayadev Galla talked about the Special Category Status for Andhra Pradesh. He also targeted BJP for "exerting influence" to make TDP MPs switch to the party. "Does sabka saath, sabka vikaas mean all should be a part of the BJP? The slogan doesn't mean that any party should have the right to gobble the members of regional parties, use CBI to exert influence," Galla alleged.

The Lower House continued its discussion on Motion of Thanks to President's address, DMK leader Dayanidhi Maran raised the issue of Chennai water crisis in Lok Sabha. Maran said that the government's ally in Tamil Nadu is complacent. "President Kovind speaks about anti-corruption, but the most corrupt government is functioning in Tamil Nadu," he alleged. However, his address caused a ruckus in the Parliament as BJP objected saying that the president did not talk about Tamil Nadu and any other remarks should be expunged.

Minister of External Affairs S Jaishankar will file his nomination to the Rajya Sabha from Gujarat on Tuesday, Bypolls for the seats were necessitated following the resignations of Amit Shah and Smriti Irani who were elected to Lok Sabha.

The Upper House convened with Chairman M Venkaiah Naidu in the Chair. The vice-president read out an obituary reference to late MP Madanlal Saini. The House observed two minutes of silence and was adjourned till 2 pm.

Meanwhile, in Lok Sabha, Speaker Om Birla asked the members haven't taken their oaths yet to come forward and do so now. TMC's Nusrat Jahan and Mimi Chakraborty — both first-time members — took oath.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will be addressing the Parliament on Tuesday as a reply to President Ram Nath Kovind's joint address of the House on Friday. Modi's note of thanks is expected to address issues brought up by the President during his speech.

Parliament updates Its not Emergency we have laws says Modi on Congress MPs jibe over charges against Sonia Rahul

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From the Opposition, Trinamool Congress’s Derek O’Brien, BSP’s Satish Mishra, and Congress’s Digvijaya Singh will counter the prime minister's address in Rajya Sabha. Going against convention, Rajya Sabha will not be adjourned on Tuesday after the obituary references to sitting Rajya Sabha MP Madan Lal Saini, who died on Monday.

Meanwhile, home minister Amit Shah is also expected to table a bill on foreign contributions in the Lok Sabha. Earlier on Monday, Shah tabled a bill on Jammu and Kashmir that seeks to give reservation to locals of Jammu and Kashmir at educational institutes and government jobs.

Today is also the last day for filing of nominations for the Gujarat bypolls. The BJP has fielded External Affairs Minister S Jaishankar, and OBC youth leader Jugalji Thakor and both are likely to file their nomination this morning. Bypolls for the seats were necessitated following the resignations of Amit Shah and Smriti Irani who were elected to Lok Sabha.

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