The Prime Minister Narendra Modi lashed out at Congress president Rahul Gandhi over his 'jumla jibe' during the debate on a no-confidence motion against his government. Modi even did forgive Sonia Gandhi for his scathing attack.
PM Modi slammed Sonia Gandhi, who had said 'we have numbers' on the no-trust vote and the fact that the government had enough numbers to win: "Who says we don't have the numbers."
PM Modi delivered a stinging response to that statement. "I read a statement- who says we do not have the numbers. See her arrogance. I was reminded about 1999 she stood outside Rashtrapati Bhavan and said - we have 272 and more are joining us. She destabilised Atalji's government and never formed a government herself," the Prime Minister said.
Sonia Gandhi, who was present in the opposition benches, was seen turning to her Congress colleagues and commenting that PM Modi was referring to her. "It's the old broken record," Sonia Gandhi said media.
Earlier, Union Minister Ananth Kumar had used the same "272" quote to take a swipe at the UPA (United Progressive Alliance) chairperson Sonia Gandhi.
"Soniaji's maths is weak. We know what happened (in 1999). Their calculation is wrong yet again. The Modi government has a majority both inside and outside Parliament...You will see support for us from all directions," said the minister.
As expected, the PM Modi government won the no-confidence vote comfortably, with 325 votes, way ahead of the 226 it needed.