Rahul Gandhi on Wednesday while speaking in the Lok Sabha during the debate on the motion of thanks to the President’s address said, “The Presidential Address was a long list of things that the Govt claims to have done but didn’t really contain the deeper strategic issues that we would have liked to see. It didn’t touch a couple of central challenges facing our country.”
“It looked to me as if it has been constructed not by a vision of leadership but by a group of bureaucrats who had to simply put something down on paper,” added the Congress leader.
Earlier, when reporters asked Rahul Gandhi for comment on the Budget and presidential address, he said he will first speak in the house only. Soon after the budget was presented by Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in parliament on Tuesday, Rahul Gandhi took to Twitter to slam the centre over budget calling it “Zero-Sum Budget.” “M0di G0vernment’s Zer0 Sum Budget! Nothing for–Salaried class–Middle class–The poor and deprived–Youth–Farmers–MSMEs,” tweeted Rahul Gandhi.
Reply to the Motion of Thanks by Prime Minister Modi is likely to be given in Lok Sabha next Monday (Feb 7) and Rajya Sabha on Tuesday (Feb 8).
President Ram Nath Kovind on Monday addressed the joint session of Parliament on the first day of the budget session.