After attacking government, former PM Manmohan Singh meets PM Modi at 7RCR

Hours after Manmohan Singh attacked the centre govt saying it has put the institution of democracy under threat, Prime Minister Narendra Modi met him at his residence in 7RCR on Wednesday evening.

By: Press Trust of India | New Delhi | Updated: May 28, 2015 11:05 am
Manmohan Singh, narendra modi, modi Former prime minister Manmohan Singh

Hours after slamming the NDA government, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi and the two discussed issues related to the economy and foreign policy.

Singh, a senior Congress leader and Rajya Sabha member, went to the 7 Race Course Road residence of the Prime Minister to meet him.

“Very happy to meet Dr. Manmohan Singh ji & welcome him back to 7RCR. We had a great meeting,” Modi tweeted later along with their photographs.

In a statement, Singh’s office said the former Prime Minister met Modi at the latter’s “invitation” and “they discussed the economic situation in the country and foreign policy issues.”

Sources close to Singh told PTI that Modi had sent a message Tuesday morning, expressing desire to meet his predecessor over tea sometime in the evening yesterday. This could not fructify and the meeting was scheduled for this evening.

Congress leader Anand Sharma also said that the meeting took place at the behest of the Prime Minister who wanted to discuss issues related to economy and foreign policy.

They discussed economic and foreign policy issues, he said about the meeting which took place at 6.30 PM.

Earlier in the day, Singh hit out at the Modi government saying the “very idea of India is now under systemic assault”.

In a scathing attack, Singh alleged that institutions of democracy are under threat and the entire edifice of the welfare state is being dismantled in the guise of promoting faster economic growth.

Asserting that India was the second fastest growing economy in the world during his tenure, the former Prime Minister said there was a “fragileness” in economic recovery under the current dispensation.

(By Press Trust of India)

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    Dipak
    May 28, 2015 at 12:23 am
    Me. Singh is very good economist but very poor in leadership
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      Pras
      May 28, 2015 at 7:45 pm
      the one who saying MMS let congress do scam. What was bloody S court of country was doing from 1947 till now? How many rupee or dollar from scam come back from 1947 till now? The day people of india kick butts of SC of india everything sort out. Otherwise, cong, bjp or anyother game is on just player changed.
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        Lproud to
        May 27, 2015 at 11:27 pm
        Sharma sharm Karo b4 writing anything about paghri
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          ramesh
          May 27, 2015 at 8:13 pm
          If selfies, monologues, 10 lakh suits, Ambani-Adani left and right, say being indian was shameful till he took over are the benchmark of good governance, YES WE HAVE A VERY GOOD GOVERNMENT.
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            Vishy
            May 27, 2015 at 11:43 pm
            The silent Sardar who kept mum when so many scans were being perpetrated by his boss Sonia and company , now seems to enjoy talking. The flip side is, he is talking utter rubbish when india has made great strides under Modi on the economic front. Wish this Sardar spoke up when INdia's economy was being looted by him and his party.. It's time you shut up and go to sleep me. Maun Mohan singh
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