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PM Modi to address both houses of Parliament today

SNS | New Delhi |

Prime Minister Narendra Modi will on Wednesday address both the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha joining the discussion on the motion of thanks on the president’s address.

“Today, PM @narendramodi will be speaking in both houses of Parliament, joining the discussion on the Motion of Thanks on the President’s Address,” the Prime Minister’s Office (PMO) tweeted.

“He will speak in the Lok Sabha around noon and in the Rajya Sabha later this evening,” it added.

In his reply, Modi is expected to respond to the opposition attack on his government over a host of issues, including the alleged Rafale deal scam, slow employment generation, state of economy, agriculture and foreign affairs etc.

The speech gains significance as it comes a day after Congress chief Rahul Gandhi accused Modi of corruption and said that the Rafale aircraft deal was a “secret pact” between the prime minister and the French government.

“I have said this earlier as well, Modi ji is involved in this Rafale scam. He himself went to Paris to sign the deal. It’s a secret pact with the French government,” Rahul had said.

“This is for the first time that the government is refusing to reveal the prices of the jets. But no onw asks any questions, no one wants to talk about it,” he added.

Meanwhile, 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 on Tuesday.

The motion is likely to be adopted by the House, where the ruling NDA has a majority on Wednesday, following the prime minister’s reply.

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has issued a whip asking its members to be present in the House.

(With inputs from agencies)