Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday gave his reply to President's Motion of thanks in the Lok Sabha. Earlier, in a surprise move, BJP leader and Union minister Pratap Chandra Sarangi was fielded by PM Modi to open the debate in the Lok Sabha on the motion of thanks to President’s address to the joint session last week. Opening the debate, Sarangi had said that Narendra Modi came out unscathed from opposition’s false propaganda in the Lok Sabha elections 2019.
Replying on the motion of thanks Prime Minister Narendra Modi said:
"I am satisfied, our entire team is satisfied that after 2014 - when we were new, the country did not know us but the country trusted us and tested us, they thought let us give them a chance, whatever they may be, they are better than who is ruling."
He then added that the 2019 mandate was a result after the citizen tested our work.
"But 2019 mandate is a result of our work. During these 5 years, citizens have seen each and every work of ours, tested us, and based on that they voted for us. This is a very big strength of democracy. No matter who is there, who wins or loses, for everyone 2019 mandate has shown that it is the result of hard work of the government in these five years. In every way, it is 'sarvajan hitaye sarvajan sukhaye' (everybody's welfare, everybody's happiness). Citizens have accepted the attempts of the government to facilitate schemes that result in the welfare of people. And the country has chosen us to serve them again."
"Respected Speaker, there is no satisfaction than this when people - who are the incarnation of God give consent to your work."
(Mujhe is bat ka santosh hai, humari poori team ko santosh hai, jab hum puri tarah nayer the, desh k liye bhi aparichit the. Par unstitiyo se nikalne k liye desh ne ek prayog ke roop me hume mauka diya. Par 2019 ka janadesh puri tarah kasoti pe kasne k bad, har taraju pe tole jane k bad pal pal ko jana janrdanb ko bari bariki se dekha hai jancha hai aur uske aadhar pe samjha hai. Ye lok tantra ki bahut badi taqat hai. Chahe maidan me tha ya maidan k bahar, har kisi k liye is vijay ko sarkar k kathor kaam aur samarpan, purna rup se sarvajan hitaye sarvajan sukhaye, in nitoyo ko lagu karne ka sfaal prayas usko logo ne fir se ekbar anumodan de kar k desh ki seva k liye dubara chuna hai. Ek vyakti k roop me jivan me isse bada koi sukh nahi hota jab janta janardan aapke kaam ko anumodit karti hai.)
On Monday, speaking on the floor of the House, Congress leader in Lok Sabha Adhir Ranjan Chowdhury mocked the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and compared PM Modi to ‘gandi naali’. He said that the saffron party won general elections because PM Modi was a ‘very big salesman’ and the Congress couldn’t gain grounds as it could not market its products. The Prime Minister was present in the House when Chowdhury made these comments.
“Satyamev Jayate nanratam satyen pantha vitato devyanam (truth is paramount and son of truth can never be covered by the black cloud of untruth all the time),” MP from Odisha had said while opening the debate on the motion of thanks by President Ram Nath Kovind. He said the opposition should be proud of Modi’s achievements and cited Odia poet Jagannath Das saying God lives in all.