In a remark that is bound to ruffle some feathers in opposition Congress, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today took a jibe at former prime minister Manmohan Singh saying, the former prime minister knows how to take a shower while wearing raincoat.
The Prime Minister jibe was targetted at rampant corruption during erstwhile UPA regime helmed by Manmohan Singh.
He was speaking during a debate on the motion of thanks to the President’s joint address to Parliament.
“Not a single corruption charge against Manmohan Singh that too during the most corrupt government. The art of taking bath wearing raincoat in bathroom can be learnt from Mr. Singh”, he said.
Reacting to it, the Congress members shouted at the treasury benches and staged a walk out. They were joined by members of some other opposition parties.
On the protest staged by the Congress PM said if they breach decorum, they should then have courage to listen. He also urged the opposition to join our fight against corruption.
While defending the demonetisation move PM said, just because there is inconvenience, does not mean we should reject it and we should not stay behind too as world is moving towards cashless, paperless economy.
Singh, was the Prime Minister for 10 years and headed UPA-I and UPA-II governments.
Look at his arrogance, he chooses to speak when everyone else is done & then makes unsubstantiable allegations: Kapil Sibal, on PM’s speech pic.twitter.com/zK8nic8vKk
— ANI (@ANI_news) February 8, 2017
Here are the highlights:
6:37 PM: Women in villages didn’t use to go out for defecation before sunset. It was very painful. Now they have toilets in their house
6: 30 PM: This government has launched several schemes to empower women in this country. Over 1 crore poor families have got LPG connection
6: 25 PM: Earlier it used to take 6-8 months to get passport, now it takes just a week
6: 24 PM: RBI ex-governor had made serious allegations against previous government. They should look at their record before accusing the present government of compromising with RBI’s authority
6: 21 PM: Attacks on me, or Govt are understandable, but why was the RBI Governor dragged into politics?
6:20 PM: Nowadays some people are making fun of the cleanliness drive, Had Mahatma Gandhi been alive, then also you would have laughed at him.
6:19 PM: Our government has worked a lot to improve governance.
6:18 PM: Our government has started the Banks Board Bureau.
6:17 PM: We strengthened RBI’s autonomy
6:16 PM: There is no need to drag RBI and RBI governor to all issues
6:15 PM: We need to slowly take India towards a cashless economy.
6:14 PM: On September 4, 1972 Jyoti Basu said in Lok Sabha that Indira Gandhi government is based on black money and for the black money.
6:13 PM: We will have to be tough on people cheating the system, only then the hands of the poor will be strengthened.
6: 12 PM: Anand Sharma ji was asking why are you spending crores on Digital tech. Not a single extra penny was spent in development of BHIM app:PM
6:11 PM: You quote foreign economists,I can quote 10 of them on the fact that such an action hasn’t been taken in the world ever: PM
6: 10 PM: Congress walks out after PM Modi’s remark on Manmohan Singh
6:09 PM: Bathroom mein raincoat pahan ke nahana to Dr Sahab (Dr Manmohan Singh) hi jaante hain.
6:08 PM: For almost 35 years, Manmohan Singhji had a lot of influence on country’s economic policies. Ek bhi daag nahi laga un par.
6:07 PM: You quote foreign economists,I can quote 10 of them on the fact that such an action hasn’t been taken in the world ever
6: 06 PM: There is a horizontal divide-on one side are the people of India and Government and on the other side are a group of political leaders.
6:05 PM: We will have to be tough on those who are cheating the system. When we do that, the hands of the poor will be strengthened.
6:04 PM: Banks ke paas bohot paisa aaya, byaaz dar ghati: PM Modi
— ANI (@ANI_news) February 8, 2017
6:02 PM: Former bureaucrat Madhav Godbole in a book wrote that in 1971 Indira Gandhi ji was advised by then FM to demonetise,but she rejected idea.
5:57 pm Former bureaucrat Madhav Godbole in a book wrote that in 1971, Indira Gandhi ji was advised by the then Finance Minister to demonetise, but she rejected idea. You(Anand Sharma) are showing so much zeal, why were you quiet till now? Why did you not sue Madhav Godbole?: PM Modi
5:55 pm A few people are raising the issue of new notes being recovered from terrorists in Kashmir. I want to tell the banks were looted by them and then they were shot dead by the forces: Modi