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CPI says Modi spoke like RSS leader, terms remarks provocative

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

today termed as "provocative" Narendera Modi's remarks that those who didn't get time to "make preparations" were pained by and said he is a Prime Minister and "not just pracharak" to have spoken "like that".

"His statement was provocative," national secretary D Raja said.

"He is not just a pracharak or leader. He is a Prime Minister and that too, he is speaking on the premises as part of celebrating the Constitution," Raja said.

Raja also reiterated the Opposition's demand the Prime Minister take part in debate over inside

"He speaks outside, he can speak very same thing inside (on demonetisation). We have no problem. And we will be responding to the Prime Minister's statement. (But) he doesn't speak inside the Parliament, speaks outside," the Left party leader said.

Speaking at a book launch event on premises earlier in the day, the Prime Minister had hit out at those flaying government for "not being prepared" for saying they were are "actually pained that they themselves did not get time to make any preparation".

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First Published: Fri, November 25 2016. 18:22 IST