BHOPAL, Sept 10 : Hitting back at Sonia Gandhi over her barbs against him, Prime Minister Narendra Modi today alleged that "scamsters are unnerved" due to the tough stance of the government on black money and are putting "roadblocks" in the reforms agenda.
Attacking the Congress President for her remarks on Tuesday that the Prime Minister has been "reduced to unedifying flip flops" and most of his poll promises were nothing more than "hawabaazi" (empty talk), he said the "hawalabaaz" (scamsters) are seeking answers from him even as his government has plugged leakages in schemes and enriched the nation's coffers.
Addressing BJP workers here, Modi said that Congress was resorting to "disruptive tactics" as it was not being able to come to terms with its defeat in 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
Singling out Congress for the complete washout of Monsoon Session of Parliament and blaming it for delaying Goods and Services Tax (GST), he said even as other parties favoured that the House should run and the business be transacted, "there is one, which does not accept this".
"I wonder whether there is a place for an attitude of confrontation due to sheer arrogance in a democracy. I had publicly appealed to the party, which has been defeated and has been rejected by the people, to allow Parliament to function. While the world is facing a huge economic crisis, India is standing on its feet. Today the country has a never before opportunity to move forward. Let us not waste it," he said. ?PTI