Prime Minister Narendra Modi lavished reward on Congress stalwart and his predecessor Manmohan Singh this morning, declaring him an “inspiration” and “pray(ing) he lives lengthy and retains guiding us”.
Hours later, the federal government launched a white paper evaluating the state of the economic system throughout the 10 years of Mr Singh’s UPA authorities and Mr Modi’s NDA administration, and slammed the previous’s “lack of management” that “got here out in full public glare, in shameful public tearing-up of an ordinance”.
The reference was to 2013, when Congress MP Rahul Gandhi tore up a chunk of paper to sign his rejection of an ordinance – handed by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh – overturning a rule that disqualified convicted MPs and MLAs. The Congress ultimately scrapped the ordinance.
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In its white paper – which holds the Congress answerable for reworking the “wholesome” economic system it inherited from the Vajpayee authorities right into a “non-performing” one offered to the Modi administration – the BJP made repeated point out to “weak” management when the UPA was in energy.
One such instance is: “Weak management and a constant lack of intent and motion resulted in defence underpreparedness…” This was in reference to a scarcity of combat-ready gear and ammunition for the Indian army, which it known as a “persistent challenge plaguing our forces”.
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The paper doesn’t, nevertheless, point out Manmohan Singh by identify, besides for outlining the time period ‘UPA authorities’ as that led by him. The one different reference to Mr Singh is an exterior quotation.
That doesn’t, although, cease the BJP from attacking Mr Singh’s authorities in a fierce and systematic method, calling it out for making the world “lose confidence in India’s financial potential” and foisting on the economic system various corruption scandals, together with the 2G and Coalgate scams.
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Earlier at this time Mr Modi, bidding farewell to retiring parliamentarians, recalled an occasion when Manmohan Singh arrived in a wheelchair to solid his vote for a key laws.
“I bear in mind throughout the voting within the Home, it was identified that the treasury bench would win however Dr Manmohan Singh got here on his wheelchair and solid his vote. This an instance of a member being alert of his duties. He was an inspirational instance,” he mentioned.
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