New Delhi, July 20: Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh countered the no-confidence motion against the BJP government saying, the motion has been moved against PM Modi who has national acceptance.
Rajnath Singh, said, "Those who want to bring the no-confidence motion against this govt, none of them have the strength of numbers and they have to get together to do so. Opposition has been forced to unite against us."
"BJP has emerged from being a two-MP party to forming governments in most Indian states. BJP has extended its governance to smaller places like Kerala, Tripura and Kargil. We won there by a two-thirds majority as well. The rest of the parties are not able to understand the demands of the citizens, " Singh said.
Singh recalled that the last no-confidence motion was brought in against the Vajpayee government 15 years ago. Singh said, "From then, till now, the Congress has ruled for most of these years and we never introduced a no-confidence motion. We believed that Congress had the mandate and we respected it and hence did not move a no-confidence motion against them."
However, Singh said the BJP respects the importance of an opposition. "We sat with PM Modi and discussed the no-confidence motion with him. Only after that was the motion accepted and is now being discussed," he added.
He further said that it was only after 34 years in 2014 that a party won the elections with full majority. It is ironical that the party which was chosen by the country is now being tested.
Among other things he also spoke about demonetization. "Citizens of Uttar Pradesh, even after hardships due to demonetization, had voted for the BJP in full majority in the Uttar Pradesh Assembly elections," Rajnath Singh said.
Rajnath Singh took a dig at the opposition's disruption of proceedings. If discussions on governance begin, then stay assured that "gayi bhains paani mein":
On economic achievements of India under the leadership of PM Modi Rajnath Singh said, "India is the fastest growing economy. Economists and global agencies are accepting this fact. UN and IMF have also predicted a GDP growth of 7.8 percent which is the fastest among nations. India was the ninth fastest developing country and has now reached the sixth spot. The country will be the third fastest developing country by 2030."