At a recent event in Gujarat, PM Modi said that it has now become a trend to ask the government to account for its work. His exact words were -
There is a recent trend of people expecting that everything has to be done by the government. They also seek answers from the government for the works that are not done. This was not a tradition in our country.
This led to a tonne of responses from the people of the country, basically pointing out that asking the government to do its job isn't a trend but a right.
@PMOIndia @narendramodi— KK (@HypocriteBabu) March 6, 2019
Intimidating the person who asks tough question to the govt is a new trend Sir!! When you will not in power the public will stop asking question to you. With power comes responsibility!!! pic.twitter.com/8HgkHmv8eC
It would be good if someone collates all the questions the BJP posed to the UPA govt both inside and outside Parliament and in particular by Mr Modi. We could then figure out if asking questions to the govt is a indeed a new trend.— Madhumita Mazumdar (@mmazumdar2014) March 6, 2019
Asking everything from the govt is a new trend: says the PM @narendramodi— JayKay (@JayKay074) March 6, 2019
But the same PM asking or blaming the previous Govts as far back as Nehru is Democracy... according to this Govt. 🤔🙄
This trend is not new @narendramodi of @BJP4India ... Remember you and your colleagues had question for MMS and UPA government for anything & everything ?? Does it hurt you all now when asked questions or is it that you have no credible answers which is more embarrassing ??🤔🤔🤔 https://t.co/6pj2V8mgOS— Ramakant Bhat (@ramakantbhat) March 6, 2019
That was always the trend, that's called democracy where u have all the rights to criticize and ask govt in power, the new trend is to blame opposition for everything 😂— Jobin (@jobinbaby) March 6, 2019
Asking govt to account for its work a trend now: PM The Economic Times— HARRY 👉 کیا شاہ (@chilledharry211) March 5, 2019
Apparently expecting accountability from the Govt is wrong & a new trend. Anyone who believes this guy has not only given him his allegiance, he's also given him his intelligencehttps://t.co/fYHShIOOom
"There is a recent trend of people expecting that everything has to be done by the government. They would also seek answers from the government for the works that are not done. This was not a tradition in our country before." - PM Modi.— meghnad (@Memeghnad) March 6, 2019
Asking everything from govt is a new trend: PM Narendra Modi— Shivam Vij (@DilliDurAst) March 6, 2019
Good point. Opposition, media, liberals must explain why demonetisation failed, unemployment rate is at a 45 year high and economy is slowing down. https://t.co/bNfJwSc9hG
No not new trend,right from the days of Nehru,citizens are asking the govt on many public related matters because it is answerable to https://t.co/8EwNnyMZFg should be more so with the govt which is being guided by external unrepresentative,unaccountable organisation.— Alauddin علاء الدين (@Alauddin1809) March 6, 2019
Nope, it's not a new trend sir. In democracy we've elections. People keep asking Qs 2 Govt. Whichever Govt fails to give right answers, it's sent home. Otherwise why do u think u'r current incumbent? Cong failed in giving right ans & was sent packing. It can happen 2 anyone🙂— Ved Nayak ವೇದ್ ನಾಯಕ್ وید نایک (@catcheronthesly) March 6, 2019
Modi made these statements after the 'pran-pratistha' (idol installation) ceremony at the newly-built Annapurna Dham temple in Adalaj.