Amid chants by the Opposition, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today accused the Congress party of dividing the country, in the Lok Sabha.
The PM was repliyng to the debate on the motion of thanks to the president's address in the Lok Sabha.
"Aapne Maa Bharat ke tukde kar diye, iske bavajood ye desh aapke sath raha, aap uss zamane mein desh mein raaj kar rahe the jis samay vipaksh na ke barabar tha," (You divided Bharat Mata, despite that this country stood by you. You were ruling the country when there was almost no opposition," Modi said amid chants of Opposition's loud slogans of ' 'jhutha bhashan bandh karo', 'jhuthe ashwasan bandh karo' (Stop your false speech, stop giving false hopes.)
Modi alleged that Congress party only focussed on the glorification of the Gandhi parivar.
"Aapne (Congress) pura samay ek parivar ke geet gaane me laga diya, ek hi parivar ko desh yaad rakhe saari shakti usi mein laga di. Agar neeyat saaf hoti toh ye desh jahan hai, usse kahin aage hota, (You spent your entire time to glorify one family. You spent your entire energy to make the country remember just one family. If your intentions were right, this country would have been much ahead of where it is now)," he said.
"Loktantra Congress ye Nehru ji ki den nahi hai, Loktantra hamari ragon mein hai hamari parampara mein hai, (Democracy is not Congress or Nehru's charity. It's in our blood, our culture.)"
"Aap loktantra ki baat karte ho.. ? Aapke PM Rajiv Gandhi ne Hyderabad Airport par utar ke apni hi party ke Dalit CM ko khule aam apmanit kiya tha..Aapke (Congress) muh pe Loktantra shobha nahi deta! Isliiye kripa karke aap humein Loktantra ka paath mat padhaiye, (You talk about democracy? Your PM Rajiv Gandhi had humiliated a Dalit CM of your own party. You don't teach us lessons on democracy,)" he went on to say.
In a direct attack at the Congress party, Modi also said that had Sardar Vallabhbhai Patel been our first Prime Minister, 'entire Kashmir would have been ours.'
Slamming Congress for its 'arrogance', Modi said no Congress leader has ever acknowledged contribution of previous governments in the country's growth.
"Yeh Narendra Modi Lal Qila se kehta hai ki desh aaj jahan hai usmein peechli saari sarkaron ka yogdaan hai, aisa kisi Congress neta ne kabhi nahi kaha, (This Narendra Modi says from Lal Quila that wherever the country is today is because of contribution of previous governments. No Congress leader has ever said this.)"
"You are playing 'Hit and run' politics, throwing dirt on the other party and running away, but the more dirt you throw at Lotus, the more it shall bloom," he further added.
The BJP has issued a whip asking its members to be present in the House today and tomorrow, as the government may introduce some important bill on Thursday in the Lok Sabha where the ruling NDA has a big majority.
The debate on the motion of thanks to President Ram Nath Kovind's address to the joint sitting of the two Houses of Parliament on the opening day of the Budget Session began Tuesday. It was initiated by the BJP's chief whip Rakesh Singh.
(Inputs from ANI)