BJP Hits Back at Manmohan, says he is “Lying with a Straight Face”

The BJP branded former PM Manmohan Singh a “puppet” and accused him of “lying with a straight face”.

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Former Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh (Photo: PTI)

In a no holds barred counter-attack on Manmohan Singh, the BJP on Wednesday branded the former Prime Minister a “puppet” and accused him of “lying with a straight face” after he charged the Modi government with harping on corruption to divert the people’s attention to non-issues.

Leading the charge was BJP President Amit Shah who told reporters in Gujarat that “scams” involving Rs 12 lakh crore had been perpetrated during Singh’s 10-year rule and he “cannot run away from its responsibility” by merely saying that he had not “enriched” himself.

I believe that a Prime Minister’s responsibility is not limited to not doing corruption himself but to also ensure that others are not allowed to do corruption. He has to root out corruption from the system. Under Singh’s rule, scams of (Rs) 12 lakh crore occurred and Congress cannot run away from its responsibility. Debate is not over simply because you (Singh) do not yourself engage in corruption. A Prime Minister is expected to provide corruption free governance.
— Amit Shah, BJP President

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