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Rahul slams Modi's speech: Don't forget you are PM, not opposition leader

According to Gandhi, the prime minister can talk against the Congress party at a public meeting, but not in Parliament where he needs to answer questions posed to him by the country

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Rahul Gandhi
Congress President Rahul Gandhi near Parliament in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

Congress president on Wednesday said Prime Minister needs to answer the country on questions posed to him on the Rafale deal, farmers and jobs instead of making allegations in

He seems to have forgotten that he is the prime minister not an opposition leader, Gandhi told reporters after Modi's reply in the to the motion of thanks on the president's address.

"Questions are being asked by the country from the prime minister, but he is not answering... here (in Parliament) you have to give answers and not ask questions to the country instead," he said.

According to Gandhi, the prime minister can talk against the Congress party at a public meeting, but not in where he needs to answer questions posed to him by the country.

"He is right in talking about the Congress party, but this is not the place to raise it. You can raise this issue at a public meeting, but not here.

"Here, you have to answer to the country. You are not to make accusations here...," he said.

First Published: Wed, February 07 2018. 15:07 IST
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