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Don’t be dejected, there will be more polls: PM Narendra Modi consoles Opposition


The Opposition should not be dejected for there will more elections in the country, PM Narendra Modi said today while speaking in the Rajya Sabha. PM Modi was speaking for the first time in Parliament since the 17th Lok Sabha began its term.

During his speech in the Upper House, PM Modi challenged the Opposition, saying if they had the guts, they should come out and fight. PM Modi called the 2019 Lok Sabha election “special”, saying a full majority government was elected after decades in India, reflecting “the emphasis on stability in minds of voters”.

PM Narendra Modi also criticised an “arrogant” Congress for questioning the Bharatiya Janata Party’s victory in the Lok Sabha polls.

“They say in these elections, democracy lost. Did country lose in Wayanad? In Rae Bareilly? In Amethi?” PM Modi asked, referring to seats won by the Congress party in the election. “Are Congress and country the same? Pride should have its limits. This is insulting to the country’s voters. There may be some aggression in my speech but it isn’t for my party, it is for this country’s vibrant democracy.”

PM Modi was speaking just a day after he launched a similar attack on the Congress in the Lok Sabha. Speaking in the Lok Sabha, PM Modi said, the Congress could not see beyond the Gandhi family and it has been “flying so high” that it has got disconnected from the country’s roots.

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