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Modi hits out at Cong over Parliament disruptions

With Parliament rocked by constant disruptions, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday hit out at the Congress, accusing it of making a “mockery of democracy” and deciding to “destroy” the country as it cannot reconcile to the Lok Sabha poll defeat.

“Disrupt, Destruct and Demolish” is now the Congress slogan is ignoring President Pranab Mukherjee’s counsel for debate, dissent and decision for Parliament to function, he said in his blistering attack on the Congress, a fortnight after he reached out to the main Opposition party in a bid to sort out differences over the GST bill.

“Those whom people had defeated in the last Lok Sabha elections, sent them home. They are ruined. They all have now decided ‘Now that we are destroyed, we will destroy you also’ We won't allow the Parliament to run. Whatever happens to the country be it. You have destroyed us, Now see what we'll do.’ They have made mockery of democracy,” Modi said in an obvious reference to Congress’ tactics, especially in the Rajya Sabha, without naming the main Opposition party.

Modi was addressing a gathering of SNDP workers after unveiling the statue of former chief minister R Sankar who hailed from the backward ezhava community and belonged to the Congress.

The function was organised by Sree Narayana Dharma Paripalana Yogam (SNDP), an outfit of the ezhava Community, whose votes the BJP is hoping to woo in the Assembly elections in the state due early next year.

The event was marred by a controversy with Chief Minister Oommen Chandy being told to stay away after being invited at the instance of SNDP yogam chief Vellapalli Natesan who received the prime minister.

Apparently referring to Mukherjee’s remarks on growing intolerance in the country, Modi said some people had debated over this for days together. But when the President had two days ago stated in Kolkata that India needs to follow the 3Ds – ‘Debate, dissent and decision’, Congressmen had gone silent as if they had not heard it, he added.

Congress seems to have swallowed away the 3Ds mentioned by the President and instead the 3Ds they are following is 'disrupt, destroy and demolish', Modi said.
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