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Kapil Sibal takes a swipe at PM Modi over his 'status quo' comment

Speed News Desk | Updated on: 7 March 2020, 14:50 IST

Responding to Prime Minsiter Narendra Modi over his ‘critics do not want to change status quo’ remark, senior Congress leader Kapil Sibal on Saturday questioned the Prime Minister of "banning TV channels critical to RSS, detaining citizens critical of the government, remaining silent while Delhi burns and using sedition laws to silence people indicate to changing the status quo".

"Modiji says: We want to change the status quo, our critics don't want it. Modiji is: 1) Banning TV channels critical of RSS 2) Detaining citizens critical of government 3) Remaining silent while Delhi burns 4) Using sedition laws to silence people. Changing the status quo?" Sibal tweeted.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi had criticised the opposition throwing doubt on government’s initiatives such as the CAA, revocation of Article 370 and making triple talaq illegal, stating that the opposition do not want to change the status quo which was holding the nation back.

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"Some people consider inaction as the most convenient action. For us, development and good governance is not a matter of convenience, but it is our conviction. It is our conviction to do the right things, the conviction to break the status quo," said PM Modi at the sixth edition of the Economic Times Global Business Summit.

"Through Direct Benefit Transfer, we brought a big change in the status quo and saved thousands of crores of rupees from getting into the wrong hands... We had been hearing about the Chief of Defence Staff (CDS). We created this post and broke the status quo. The Chief of Defence Staff will bring synergy among armed forces," he added.

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First published: 7 March 2020, 12:30 IST