In a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vaghela accused him of "wasting" public money on the Statue of Unity and for "self-advertisement", and sought Rs 10,000 crore aid for welfare of the OBC community.
Sources said the party’s top leadership has taken a view that the ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ is a BJP propaganda and should be ignored. The former Prime Minister too refused to react to the contents of the movie.
"The very idea of India revolves around unity in diversity and diversity in unity...India is a multicultural, multilingual, multireligious society...communal harmony is extremely important for citizens," Manmohan Singh said.
"Comparing the value of the rupee against the (US) dollar with Modiji's mother (age) shows his (Babbar) cheap mentality. Since the Congress is losing people's support and losing elections, their leaders are making such comments out of frustration," Vijay Rupani said.
Manmohan Singh accused the government of seeking to build “a false narrative a day” to justify the demonetisation “disaster” by inventing new arguments, even though the “plain truth and stark reality is that demonetisation is a monumental failure of epic proportions”.
Recalling those days, Mukherjee said “from 1991 to 1999, in eight years when there must have been one election, there were as many as three. ‘89 to ‘99, when there must have been just three elections, there were as many as five, and five governments.