Prime Minister Narendra Modi.Reuters

Taking a dig at the Congress during his speech at the Lok Sabha on Friday, Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday said that his government was trying to address "old" problems which it had inherited from the previous setup.

Modi further went on to say that the Mahatma Gandhi National Rural Employment Guarantee Act (MNREGA) would continue, and that it was a living example of Congress's failure, reports The Times of India.

Replying to the accusation that NDA government was simply renaming the schemes started by the earlier government, Modi said: "We must rise above what should be the name of project and see to it that issue is addressed."

The prime minister also said that opposition should be pleased that the government was actually agreeing with them on some policies.

"The debate has been very good. Many MPs expressed their thoughts and several MPs sent their views in writing as well," Modi said.

Some of the other highlights of Prime Minister Modi's speech were:

  • Congress has never had such a low number of seats in the Parliament in the history of India.
  • Corruption has ruined our nation and corruption shouldn't be talked of in context of politics, that makes it into a "tu tu mai mai" format.
  • Governments come and go. Nation is made by the people, their strength and their 'samarth'.
  • I don't claim that whatever work has been done was done in nine months only.