Modi's poll campaign lowering the dignity of PM's post, says Manmohan Singh

Singh also expressed displeasure about Modi government's alleged failure to address farmers' distress and the way the economy is being managed.

Published: 07th May 2018 01:26 PM  |   Last Updated: 07th May 2018 03:37 PM   |  A+A-

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh with senior Congress leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Rajiv Gowda addresses a press meet at Karnataka Pradesh Congress Committee office in Bengaluru on Monday. | PTI

By Express News Service

BENGALURU: Prime Minister Narendra Modi's aggressive campaigning for Assembly polls in Karnataka has come under fire from his predecessor, Manmohan Singh. "The way the population is sought to be polarised is not good for Karnataka and for the country. He has stooped so low, it is unbecoming of a Prime Minister," Singh said.

Addressing the reporters at the KPCC Office, Singh said, "No other PM has used election time to say things in a manner Modi is saying. I wish he will learn and not polarise Karnataka as he is doing day in and day out. The PM should not be using this type of language, the kind of remarks he is making. The PM stooping so low is not good for the country."

Singh also expressed displeasure about Modi government's alleged failure to address farmers' distress and the way the economy is being managed. "Modi's promise to double farmers' income by 2022 is wishful thinking," he said in the absence of any concrete action to deliver on the promise.

He accused the Modi government of trying to present a rosy picture about the economy, while the reality is contrary to that. "About 2 crore jobs have been destroyed in the last 4 years due to mismanagement of economy by Modi government. If we do not fix the economy we will turn demographic dividend of the country into demographic disaster," Singh cautioned. 


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  • casbbalchandhar

    What about Rahul he tored MMS papers in front of press and just left without any speech, what an arrogance of him on that date.MMS was silent and none of his ministers raised their voice in support of MMS. Dynasty or Decoity Party ruined India.
    3 years ago reply
  • Parthasarathy Shanmugavel

    Not as worse as it was lowered by your silence on your colleagues looting coal blocks and airwaves, when there was psuedo growth in economy due to high inflation of real estate and speculative investments.
    3 years ago reply
  • Vijay

    Finally, none but our own beloved ex-PM, has come to our rescue from the Juggernaut of polarisation. ITs true that the words spoken by Saffron Brigades Chief is unbecoming a PM. I had always spoken about this at length to my colleagues about the misdemeanour casued to. this position
    3 years ago reply
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