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Jul 02, 2024 12:00 pm

Divya Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Tuesday will reply to the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address in the Lok Sabha. Before his speech in the Parliament, Modi addressed the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) parliamentary party meeting . After winning his third term in office, this was his first address to the ruling bloc's MPs. Modi's reply to the Parliament will come a day after Rahul Gandhi's fiery maiden speech as the Leader of the Opposition in the Lok Sabha. Gandhi's maiden speech – which lasted about 62 minutes – covered a wide sweep of hot-button issues from the ethnic conflict in Manipur to the NEET controversy, the Agnipath scheme for recruitment to the armed forces to the farm crisis, and inflation to the politics of hate. It also provoked interventions from senior leaders on the treasury benches including Prime Minister Narendra Modi, home minister Amit Shah, and defence minister Rajnath Singh. On its part, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) accused Rahul Gandhi of associating Hinduism with violence, hurting sentiments of the Hindu community and “denigrating” the position of LoP. However, Gandhi clarified that he was talking about the BJP and that the ruling party is not the sole representative of Hinduism. In the Rajya Sabha too, Leader of Opposition Mallikarjun Kharge took on the prime minister, accusing him of delivering "divisive" speeches in the Lok Sabha campaign.