Prime Minister Narendra Modi replied to the motion of thanks on the Presidential address to the joint session of Parliament on the first day of the Budget Session in the Lok Sabha on Thursday. During his speech, he attacked the Congress with a sarcastic remark.
During his speech he talked about the creation of a new India and countering challenges during it and PM Modi invoked Swami Vivekanand by reading his quote.
"When I speak about new India, I want to quote Swami Vivekanand. Ateet me hame jo guzar na pada woh sab hi avashyak thi kyunki vinash ka kaal jo beech beech me aayi usse nikal kar hi bhavishya ka bharat aa raha he. Woh ankurit ho chuka, uske naye pallav nikal chuke he, woh shaktishaali vruksh, vishaal kaay vruksh ka ugna shuru ho chuka he. Viparit paristhiti yo me vikas ke haath, vishwas yahi desh ko aage le jata he. (Whatever difficulties the country had to go through in the past was necessary as it is only by facing challenges a country becomes what it is. Facing challenges with confidence takes the country forward).To counter challenges is the nature of a country, those who run away from them face challenges again. Hence we are using all strength to counter challenges," he said.
He, later on, spoke about how several MPs referred to the era of Independent India which began in 1947 and attacked the Congress which had harped on the achievements since the country's freedom.
"Here several topics on our Independence which happened in the year 1947 were spoken about. When we speak about history, we use BC and AD. We heard speeches which kept mentioning the periods from 1947 to 2014. BC and AD have their meanings. BC means 'Before Congress' which means there was nothing before the Congress came to power and AD 'After Dynasty' which means whatever happened did after the dynasty."