Speaker advises seniors not to set bad example for new MPs (JPN/Agencies)
"Our PM has a big heart. Everyone in Parliament will be included in the process of development,” said Rudy.
Rudy's comments came as the Parliament began discussing the roadmap of the new government which was outlined in President Pranab Mukherjee's speech on Monday to the Parliament.
Addressing Congress president Sonia Gandhi, Rudy said, "Soniaji, if you offer comments, we will listen to them. We will work together with everyone's cooperation. We will take suggestions from everyone but if the opposition gives suggestions of the manner in which they have led the country for over 65 years, we will totally reject it.”
“In the last administration, the left hand did not know what the right one was doing. We are going to change that system. Every minister will be accountable and we will be answerable in five years,” he added.
Taking a jibe at the former UPA government, Rudy said, "This country trusts BJP and Modi. We are sitting here because of this trust."
"The BJP has taught all of them a lesson," he added.
Rudy further said despite the fact that people of country did not give enough mandate to the Congress even for the post of Leader of Opposition, the government will ensure opposition cooperation on all issues.
In a veiled attack on the Aam Aadmi Party, Rudy termed it as a clueless party ('bhuli bhatki party').
Meanwhile, Rudy also highlighted the aftereffects of the initial steps taken by the Prime Minister.
“Just by inviting SAARC leaders to oath-taking ceremony, we got back hundreds of fishermen arrested by Pakistan and Sri Lanka. Is this not a sign of India's power in the region under this new government?” he said.
Irked by frequent disruptions from senior members, Lok Sabha Speaker Sumitra Mahajan on Tuesday advised them to desist from it as they would present a bad example before the newly elected MPs.
"This is not the way. So many new members have come and some have returned after a few years. Please speak when you are given the chance. Such interruptions are not correct," she said.
Her observation came during the debate on the Motion of Thanks on the President's address, which was initiated by BJP member Rajiv Pratap Rudy.
Rudy outlined the BJP government's plans for development and criticised performance of the previous UPA government, inviting sharp reaction from opposition benches.
TMC members Sultan Ahmed, Kalyan Banerjee, Congress' Deepinder Singh Hooda and Adhir Ranjan Choudhury strongly objected to the remarks and asked Rudy to concentrate on the President's speech.
Noisy scenes were also witnessed when Rudy, without taking any name, said the country's democracy has been "growing" in such a manner that even if someone goes to jail, his spouse occupies his place as Chief Minister.
RJD members Rajiv Ranjan alias Pappu Yadav strongly objected to the remarks and came to the Well protesting as it was an apparent reference to Rabri Devi, the wife of RDD supremo Lalu Prasad.
Speaker advises seniors not to set bad example for new MPs