PM Modi should be ashamed of remarks on Manmohan Singh: Sharad Pawar

Pawar said, “He should be ashamed (laj vatli pahije) of raising suspicion against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, whose integrity is doubted by none in the world.”

Written by Vivek Deshpande | Nagpur | Updated: December 13, 2017 7:46 am
NCP supremo Sharad Pawar NCP supremo Sharad Pawar

LEADING AN Opposition protest rally against the “injustice” meted out to farmers by Maharashtra’s BJP-Shiv Sena government, NCP supremo Sharad Pawar on Tuesday said Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be “ashamed” of raising allegations against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for allegedly conspiring with Pakistan to defeat the BJP in Gujarat elections.

Pawar said, “He should be ashamed (laj vatli pahije) of raising suspicion against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, whose integrity is doubted by none in the world.”

Pawar, a former Union minister, said, “The PM recently said that a meeting was held in Delhi at the instance of a former Pakistani diplomat to discuss the possible chief minister of Gujarat…. (But) what the PM is doing is not in India’s interest. Instead of solving people’s problems, he is roping in Pakistan in every other thing.”

Pawar also urged Opposition leaders to take the fight against the Devendra Fadnavis government to all villages and ask the people not to repay debt and electricity bills unless the loan waiver amount, as promised by Fadnavis, is deposited in their bank accounts.

Led by the Congress and NCP, the Opposition’s ‘Janakrosh Halla Bol Morcha’ near the Assembly building here had a crowd of nearly 20,000.

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The morcha included the likes of senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad, former Maharashtra chief minister Prithviraj Chavan, Congress state chief Mohan Prakash, NCP state chief Sunil Tatkare, former deputy CM Ajit Pawar, NCP leader Supriya Sule, Samajwadi Party’s Abu Azmi, and the Republican Party of India’s Jogendra Kawade, among others.

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Azad said, “The PM is given to speaking lies. He gave false promises before coming to power but failed to deliver on them. One such promise was to farmers of Yavatmal district of paying 50 per cent over and above the cost of production…. Nothing has happened. The farmers in Maharashtra are now in distress, and hence this Halla Bol. We will take this to Parliament (in the winter session).”

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  1. Kustagi Raghavendrachar
    Dec 13, 2017 at 7:43 pm
    Mr Pawar the present govt is headed by Narendra Modi who is not planted there by somebody as PM .Mr Modi was elected with a massive mandate from the people.You should be ashamed because instead of showing concern about the secret meeting about India-Pak relations without the official permission from the govt.It is said that Pak envoy was present in the meeting and the meeting is alleged to have arranged at the residence ofMani Iyer whose hatred to PM is not a secret.The previous day he had insulted our PM that by calling himNEECH.Mr Mani Iyer ‘s closeness with separatists and his hobnobbing with anti India elements is no secret.With this background do you expect any responsible PM of a country to keep quiet.?Mr ManmohanSingh should come out clean and place all the facts related to the secret meeting.The meeting itself is unauthorised that too in the residence of a person whose credentials are suspicious.has further added to the concern of the govt and the people.When MMS is asked to
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    1. Zayn Zui
      Dec 13, 2017 at 12:16 pm
      ManMohan the Great economist is one of the best PM India could have.Manmohanji protected Indian economy from recession which even USA and Europe could not stop.He opened our economy, looked after it as his baby. With M00chiji comes only lies and Jumlas, propoganda and blabbering, look at the sorry state of economy, development and progress. Indians are scared, there is atmosphere of hatred and anarchy.Petroleum products is at lowest ebb still market is low, prices are high dians help yourself save this nation from M00chji's dictatorship.Hate can never represent Hinduism and Hindus.
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        Swaminadhan Krishnamoorthy
        Dec 13, 2017 at 9:04 am
        Sir, I am surprised at the insensitivity displayed by corrupt politicians, leftists and toadies of Congress about the meeting of retired Pakistan Army official and diplomats with Congress leaders in the house of Mr.M.S.Iyer, who is a notorious Pakistan lover. That ISI is controlling terrorist activities at the border of the Kashmir valley and its army is killing innocent Indian citizens is known to the entire world. In such circumstances, why should the meeting take place with opposition leaders on some pretext without the knowledge of the Indian Government? It does give rise to a reasonable supposition that discussions might have taken place which were not about philosophy. It is high time that the Congress Party realised that the entire tragedy of Kashmir was the creation of Mr.Nehru and that the least they can do is not to worsen the situation any further by association with the collaborators of terror even if they are retired.
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          shilpi
          Dec 13, 2017 at 9:55 am
          Will you please clarify, why did Mr. Nawaj Sarif, the then PM of Pakistan was invited to the swearing in ceremony of our current PM, Mr. Narendra Bhai Modi? Why again, our honourable PM had to visit the marriage ceremony of Nawaj Sarif's g daughter, surprising the whole country? Now, don't say me that during that time ISI was NOT controlling terrorist activities at the border of the Kashmir valley and its army was NOT killing innocent Indian citizens , as you mentioned above. Or, our PM was not aware of all these!
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        2. gnyan ray
          Dec 13, 2017 at 8:55 am
          Sharad pawar should be ashamed of his rotting face which was caused by the curse of the god for the loot of poor man's wealth during his lifetime.
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          1. Zayn Zui
            Dec 13, 2017 at 12:11 pm
            For what Vajpayyeeji is suffering with paralysis since years? Was it for the Gujarat genocide of Minorities which he sat and allowed as PM or was it for something else worse. Can you please inform us.
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            Apte
            Dec 13, 2017 at 8:49 am
            1. Was it right for our PM Mr. Narendra Modi to suggest that subject of Gujarat Assembly election was discussed at the dinner hosted by Mr. Mani Shankar Aiyar, where former PM Mr. Man Mohan Singh too was present? Opinions differ, depending upon whether you are a supporter of BJP or Congress. 2. It has been reported that dinner was arranged in honour of former foreign affairs minister of Pakistan Mr. Khurshid Kasuri who was in India for a private function. It has been claimed by those attended diner meeting that there was no mention of Gujarat Assembly election in the said dinner and discussion was only on India- Pakistan relations. 3. First question is this: Was it appropriate for our former PM to attend a dinner wherein India-Pakistan relations are discussed? Secondly, readers like me are curious to know if any suggestion were made to improve bilateral relations between India and Pakistan by former foreign minister of Pakistan and if they were made can we know a few of them?
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