Prime Minister Narendra Modi's addresses to both the Lok Sabha and the Upper House focused on outlining the NDA government's roadmap for growth while also targeting the Congress party and the Gandhi family with pointed jibes.
In his address to the Lok Sabha, PM Modi launched a frontal attack on the Congress, citing India's first Prime Minister, Jawaharlal Nehru, to underscore his points. He claimed that Nehru was against reservation for the poor and marginalized, fearing it would lead to inefficiency and incompetence in the system. PM Modi used this to criticize Congress's governance model, suggesting that it left the country in disarray.
Referring to a letter written by Nehru to the Chief Ministers, PM Modi highlighted Nehru's stance against reservations, particularly in jobs and employment, for SCs and STs, suggesting that this policy hindered the inclusion of backward classes into mainstream society. He credited the BJP government with bringing these marginalized groups into the mainstream.
During his speech, PM Modi also took aim at the Congress's leadership, particularly Rahul Gandhi, without directly naming him. He mocked the repeated attempts by the Congress to promote Rahul Gandhi as its leader, likening him to a "non-starter" despite the party's efforts to launch him like a startup.
In his address to the Upper House, PM Modi reiterated similar points, emphasizing the NDA government's achievements over the years, including programs like Digital India and advancements in drone production. He portrayed these successes as a testament to the government's commitment to the nation's development, despite initial skepticism.
Overall, PM Modi's speeches reflected a blend of highlighting the NDA government's accomplishments and taking swipes at the Congress party and its leadership, particularly Rahul Gandhi, to assert the BJP's narrative of governance and development.
(With Agency Inputs)