Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Thursday targeted the people of the Modi government at the Center for the economic, unemployment and rising inflation due to poor policies. He said that even after running the government for 7.5 years, the Center is blaming former Prime Minister Jawaharlal Nehru accountable instead of admitting its mistake and correcting it.
Amidst the elections being held in 5 states of the country, former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has issued a direct attack on the Modi government at the Center by issuing a video message just before PM Narendra Modi’s Abohar rally. He said, “India stands at a critical juncture. I had a great desire to go to the brothers and sisters of Punjab, Uttarakhand, Goa, Uttar Pradesh and Manipur to discuss the situation in the country. But considering the opinion of the doctors in the present situation, I am talking to you through this video message.”
Dr. Manmohan Singh said, “The situation today is very worrying. Due to the short-sighted policies of the central government in the midst of Corona, on one hand people are troubled by the falling economy, rising inflation and unemployment, on the other hand, our rulers today, even after running the government for seven and a half years, are busy blaming our first Prime Minister Pandit Jawaharlal Nehru for the problems of the people instead of correcting them by admitting their mistakes.”
He said, “I clearly believe that the post of Prime Minister has a special dignity and by blaming history one cannot reduce his sins. Working for ten years as Prime Minister, I preferred to speak about my work rather than speaking more myself.
We have never divided the country for our political gains, never tried to cover up the truth, never let the dignity of the country and post be reduced. Despite every difficulty, we raised the value of India and Indians at the international level.”
The former PM said, “I am satisfied that the propaganda of BJP and its B-C teams accusing me of ‘silent’, weak and corruption has been exposed in front of the whole country today and the country is remembering my good deeds done from 2004 to 2014.”
“A few days back, in the name of Prime Minister’s security, an attempt was made by the BJP to defame the Chief Minister of Punjab, Sardar Charanjit Singh Channi and its people, which cannot be considered a correct practice in any respect. Similarly, we have also seen that even during the peasant movement, attempts were made to defame Punjab and Punjabiyat. What has not been said about Punjabis whose courage, valor, patriotism and sacrifice are saluted by the whole world. As a true Indian born out of the brave soil of Punjab, I am pained by the whole incident.”
“The present central government has no understanding of the economy. Due to their wrong economic policies, the country has been caught in the grip of economic crisis, unemployment in the whole country has reached its peak today. Farmers, businessmen, students, women are all troubled, the country’s feeders are getting desperate for food grains, social inequality is increasing in the country, the debt on the people is increasing continuously, while the earnings are decreasing, due to which the rich are getting richer and the poor getting poorer. But this government is juggling the figures and telling everything to be fine.”
He alleged that there is a flaw in both the policy and the intention of this government. There is selfishness in every policy, while hatred and division are in the intention. In order to prove their selfishness, people are being divided in the name of caste, religion and region, they are being fought among themselves. The more hollow the fake nationalism of this government, the more dangerous it is. Their nationalism rests on the British policy of ‘divide and rule’.
This government has no faith in the constitution which is the basis of our democracy. Constitutional institutions are constantly being weakened.
At the same time, on the international issue, the Prime Minister said that the issue is not only about the internal problem of the country, this government has also proved to be a complete failure on the foreign policy front. Chinese soldiers are sitting on our holy land for the last one year, but efforts are being made to suppress that whole matter. Old friends are constantly splintering from us, while our relations with neighboring countries are also deteriorating.
He said, I hope that now the rulers of power must have understood that the relations of countries do not improve by forcefully hugging leaders, swinging them or reaching out to eat biryani uninvited. The government should also understand that changing its face does not change its status. Whatever is true, it always comes out in one form or the other. It is very easy to say big things but it is very difficult to put those things into practice.
At present, elections are being held in five states of the country including Punjab. There are big challenges before Punjab, which are very important to meet properly. It is very important to solve the problem of development of Punjab, the issue of prosperity in agriculture and the problem of unemployment and this work can be done only by the Congress party. I request the people of Punjab to give their valuable votes to the Congress party.