Prime Minister’s Office on Friday came down heavily on former media adviser Sanjaya Baru accusing him of “misusing” a privileged position for commercial gain in writing a book in which he says Manmohan Singh had been undermined by the Congress party.
Minutes after excerpts of Baru’s book ‘The Accidental Prime Minister-The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh’ became public, the PMO issued a statement in which it said, “it is an attempt to misuse a privileged position and access to high office to gain credibility to apparently exploit it for commercial gain.
“The commentary smacks of fiction and coloured views of a former adviser.” The PMO said Singh had been asked a question about Baru’s “comments” when he had met senior editors in October last. Do no believe all he is saying, the PM was quoted as having told the editors.
BJP leaders Prabhat Jha, Shahnawaz Hussain and Krishnapal Gujar also addressed a number of rallies.