DAINIK NATION BUREAU
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday lashed out at incumbent Prime Minister Narendra Modi for spreading canards to score political points in a lost cause and asked him to apologise to the nation. Dr Singh also said Congress did need any certificates of nationalism from a party whose “compromised track record on terrorism is known to everyone”.
Referring to the discussions at a dinner hosted by suspended Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar in the honour of a former Pakistan minister, Singh said “I did not discuss Gujarat elections there. The discussions were confined to Indo-Pakistan relations. The issue of Gujarat was not raised by anyone at the dinner. I am pained by canards being spread by the PM. I sincerely hope he apologises to nation for this ill thought transgression to restore the dignity of the office he holds.”
Singh and former vice-president Hamid Ansari were among those who attended the dinner the Prime Minister is referring during ongoing Gujarat election campaign. Modi has alleged the Congress of taking Pakistan’s help to fight the BJP in the high stake election.