The trigger was Modi’s election campaign speech in Hubli on May 6, while campaigning for the Karnataka polls, during which he slammed the Congress for repeatedly talking about corruption allegations against BJP’s chief ministerial candidate B S Yeddyurappa.
Referring to PM Modi’s speech in Hubli during campaigning for the Karnataka elections, where he warned Congress leaders against crossing the boundary, the letter said that such “menacing” and “intimidating” words might provoke breach of peace.
Singh, as a student, was playing in a hockey match in Peshawar in 1945 when the ball hit a bystander. The man turned out to be none other than Jinnah.
Manmohan Singh said, “The economic mismanagement of the Modi government, and I say this with great care and responsibility, is slowly eroding the trust of the public in the banking sector.”
“Modi forgets to mention that the policies of UPA I & II led to lifting of 140 million people above the poverty line during 2004-2014,” the veteran Congress leader said.
Manmohan stated that the Modi-led central government has failed to fulfil all its promises it made before coming to power and added that it is the time it should present a report card of its works to the people of the country.
Union Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said PM Modi has condemned the rapes terming them shameful and inhuman and unlike his predecessors, Prime Minister Modi’s words are heard and acted upon instantly.
Manmohan Singh said that Narendra Modi’s failure to speak up earlier had allowed people to think that they could get away without stern action being taken against them. “I do feel that those in authority must speak up in time (so as) to give a lead to their followers,” he said.
Manmohan Singh was at his alma mater after 52 years as a teacher to deliver a lecture on the seventieth Anniversary of our Independence: Strengthening the Roots of our Democracy.
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh also visited Guru Teg Bahadur Hall at the Panjab University to see the nearly 3,500 books and memorabilia donated by him.
Many of the Opposition MPs, who had signed on an impeachment motion against Chief Justice of India Dipak Misra, are unhappy over the delay in submission of the notice. And their ire is directed at the Congress.
Chidambaram and Manmohan Singh cited the economic survey to highlight what they said were inadequacies in the government’s approach to social and economic problems.
Sidhu also said Manmohan Singh was both a sardar and asardar (effective). “You (Singh) are both a sardar and effective too (aap sardaar bhi hain aur asardaar bhi hain). Your silence has done what BJP‘s uproar could not not do,” the Punjab minister said.
The conclave was divided into two parts. Firstly, there was a steering or subject committee meeting held in Delhi’s Constitution Club. Two resolutions, one political and one related to agriculture, were discussed to be presented in the plenary. The second part was the two-day open session.
Congress plenary session: Manmohan Singh also criticised Modi government’s mismanagement of issues in Jammu and Kashmir and said the atmosphere is deteriorating every day.