PM slams ‘discarded’ oppn for stalling Parl; BSP hits back

Kushinagar: Prime Minister Narendra Modi addressing BJP's Parivartan Rally in Kushinagar in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. PTI Photo (PTI11_27_2016_000204B)

Bahraich (UP):¬†As Parliament remained deadlocked over demonetisation, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today accused opposition parties “discarded” by people of trying to “suppress” the truth, drawing angry retort from BSP supremo Mayawati.

“Parliament is not being allowed to function for 20 days.

We are ready for debate (on demonetisation), but we are not being allowed to present our viewpoint by those very parties that have been discarded by the electorate,” Modi said even as the Winter Session is left with just three more working days.

Within hours of Modi slamming the opposition, Mayawati hit back at the Prime Minister, saying it was a classic case of pot calling kettle black.

“By blaming opposition parties, the Prime Minister is running away from government’s responsibility and answerability…But his remarks are totally wrong. ‘yeh ulta chor kotwal to dantey jaisa hai’ (it is like pot calling kettle black),” she said in a press release in Lucknow.

Mayawati said Modi was harping on the same tune and his speech at BJP’s Parivartan Yatra in Bahraich, addressed through mobile phone from Lucknow, was no different.

Modi earlier said these (opposition) parties never wanted to tread the path of honesty “but we will definitely win this fight against corruption”.

He was addressing BJP’s Parivartan Yatra here through mobile phone from Lucknow after the IAF chopper carrying him failed to land due of poor visibility in Bahraich, which is close to Terai region of Nepal. .