New Delhi, Aug. 5 -- : Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Thursday said no matter how much the Opposition parties try to disrupt Parliament proceedings during the ongoing Monsoon Session and stall the development, the "country cannot become hostage to such selfishness and politics".

"No matter how much some people (Opposition) try to disrupt Parliament proceedings and stall the development of the country, our country cannot become hostage to such selfishness and politics," said the Prime Minister.

The Prime Minister was speaking at an interactive session with the beneficiaries of 'Pradhan Mantri Garib Kalyan Anna Yojana' in Uttar Pradesh via video-conference.

Earlier on Thursday, slamming Congress for disrupting the ongoing Monsoon session...