PM Narendra Modi on Wednesday in reply to the 'Motion Of Thanks On the President's Address' in the Rajya Sabha attacked the Congress for not accepting defeat in the Lok Sabha elections by saying that the party's loss in the polls is India's loss.
He even said that the Congress making such statements was an insult to India's matured electorate.
"India is a matured democracy, elections hold a major significance to the democracy. Due to their own limitations of thoughts and distortions in thinking, and say about the biggest democracy that you won the elections but the country lost the polls, I believe this is the biggest insult to it. There is no bigger insult of the electorate than this. This compels the people of the country to think. When they say democracy has lost, the country has lost, I want to ask them, did India lose in Wayanad? Did India lose in Rae Bareli? Did India lose in Berhampore, Thiruvananthapuram Did India lose in Amethi? What kind of an argument is this? If Congress lost does it mean India has lost? Is Congress equal to India and India equal to Congress? There is a limit to arrogance. A party which ruled for over 55 years could not win a single seat in 17 states, can we easily say the country lost? I believe this kind of language is an insult to the voters' conscience. I can understand opposition's criticism of us and accept it and respect it as well. But when they hurt our countrymen it hurts me a lot. My speech may have a lot of anger but it is not for my party but for the matured democracy of my country."
On Tuesday, PM Modi in a fiery speech in the Lok Sabha had reminded the Congress of its missed opportunities to enable gender equality in the Muslim community since the time of getting Independence.