‘Such a negative mindset never been seen in Parliament’: PM Modi slams opposition

Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Monday slammed the opposition for causing a disturbance and stopping him from introducing newly-inducted Union ministers in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha, saying such a “negative mindset” had never been witnessed in Parliament before.

“Such a negative mindset has never been seen in the Parliament,” Modi said in Rajya Sabha.

“It’s a matter of pride that people from rural India, who come from ordinary families have taken oath as Ministers. But some people don’t want ministers to be introduced. They also have an anti-woman mindset since they do not want women ministers to be introduced to the House.” he said.

Opposition MPs raised protests when the Prime Minister rose in the Lok Sabha to introduce the new ministers.

“It should make everyone proud that several women, several people belonging to the SC and ST community have taken oath as Ministers. Several new Ministers are children of farmers and also belong to OBC communities,” Modi said in Lok Sabha.

“It seems some people cannot digest that more women, SC, ST and OBC community members are becoming Ministers,” Modi added.

Earlier, addressing reporters ahead of the start of the Monsoon session, Modi said he has requested all the floor leaders to take time out in the evening tomorrow as he wanted to give them a detailed presentation on the pandemic situation. “We want the discussion in the House as well as outside with all the floor leaders, because I have been continuously meeting chief ministers. Discussions are taking place at different forums. It will be convenient if there is a discussion with the floor leaders along with the debate in the House,” the PM said.

Modi further said that let this session be result oriented with effective debates so that the government can give people the answers sought by them. 

“I would urge all the honorable MPs and all the parties to ask the most difficult and sharpest questions in the Houses but should also allow the Government to respond in a peaceful atmosphere. Democracy is strengthened when truth reaches people. It also strengthens people’s trust and improves the pace of development,” he had said.