‘Modiji refuses to understand the restraint, dignity PM office enjoins’
New Delhi, May 14
Ahead of the final phase voting this Sunday, Congress veteran and former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh today said his successor Narendra Modi had failed India and the country would be immensely relieved if he was shown the exit door.
“The sordid saga of uninterrupted trauma, disruptive policies and malgovernance, which the current government so notoriously embodies, shall hopefully end. Five years of Modi government have created a sense of deep despair… The biggest undoing is the publicity blitz bereft of any concrete delivery,” Manmohan Singh said in an exclusive interview to The Tribune.
The 86-year-old Rajya Sabha MP, whose term ends on June 14, said he was not hanging his boots just yet.
Days after PM Modi attacked his late predecessor Rajiv Gandhi as “Bhrashtachaari no. 1” raking up his INS Viraat “holiday”, Manmohan Singh launched an unprecedented attack on the PM, saying grace and decorum had become things of the past.
“The office of the Prime Minister embodies gravitas and an onerous responsibility, making it an example for the others to emulate. Sadly, Modiji refuses to comprehend the restraint and dignity the office enjoins. This is hurting India’s image as a vibrant democracy. Event- driven propaganda has only ushered superfluous cosmetic change. Real issues remain untouched and unresolved. People have seen through this charade and will give a befitting reply,” he said.