Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday hit back at Rahul Gandhi over the Congress leader’s ‘danda’ jibe, saying he suffered a lot in the last 20 years which had made his back ‘danda-proof’.
Replying to a debate on Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address, PM Modi said, “I heard a Congress leader say that youth will hit Modi with sticks in 6 months. I have decided that I will increase my frequency of ‘Surya Namaskar’ so that my back becomes so strong that it can bear the hit of so many sticks.”
Continuing his attack on Rahul Gandhi, PM Modi said in Lok Sabha, “For the past 20 years, I have heard a lot of abuses and been gaali-proof. Now, I will make myself danda-proof.“
Rahul Gandhi had on Wednesday warned PM Narendra Modi that in the next six months, the youth will hit him with sticks if he doesn’t address the issue of unemployment in the country. Addressing a rally in Delhi on Wednesday, Congress’ Rahul Gandhi had said, “The PM is right now delivering speeches, but six months later, he will not be able to even leave his home.”
Speaking in the Lok Sabha on Thursday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi also said the NDA government’s determination and decisiveness led to resolution of decades-old problems like Ram Janmabhoomi issue, Article 370 and Triple Talaq.
The PM said the country has seen his government’s work between 2014 and 2019 and gave a bigger mandate in 2019.
“Had we continued with the same path of yours, Article 370 would not have been abrogated, Triple Talaq would not have gone,” PM Modi told the opposition.
“If we worked as per the old ways, Ram Janmabhoomi issue would have remained unsolved. Kartarpur Sahib corridor would not be a reality. There would be no India-Bangladesh land agreement,” he said.