Manmohan Tears Into Modi Govt, says PM’s Job Promise A Pipe Dream

“Demonetisation was a monumental failure and a deliberate, designed attack on SMEs, farmers and housewives.”

Updated21 Nov 2018, 12:40 PM IST
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Addressing a gathering in Indore, Madhya Pradesh on Wednesday, 21 November, former prime minister Manmohan Singh tore into the current government’s promises made to youth and farmers. The former prime minister also slammed Modi-led government’s demonetisation move and called it a “monumental failure”.

“Demonetisation was a monumental failure; it was a deliberate and designed attack on SMEs, farmers and housewives,” the former prime minister said and added that the move was a dubious one to convert black money to white.

‘A Farmer Commits Suicide Every 5 Hours in MP’

Days before Madhya Pradesh votes for their next state government, Dr Manmohan Singh reminded that state of its agrarian crisis.

“The farmers are in great pain all over India, including Madhya Pradesh. Madhya Pradesh has a very high incidence of farmer suicide; a farmer commits suicide every five hours in the state. Between 2004 and 2016, MP saw nearly 17,000 farmer suicides,” he said.

“What can be more painful than the fact that in Raisen, farmers were killed using AK-47 by the BJP government.”
Dr Manmohan Singh, Former Prime Minister

‘2 Crore Jobs a Pipe Dream’

Reminding people of PM Modi-led government’s election campaign slogan “Achhe Din”, Dr Manmohan Singh said that the promise has been reduced to a pipe dream.

“Creation of 2 crore jobs per annum for the youth promised by Modi ji in 2014 is a pipe dream mooted by the Modi Government. The only reliable data is the quarterly survey of the Labour Bureau,” the former prime minister said.

“Those numbers reveal that only a few thousand jobs are created — or added — every quarter. That is a far cry from the 2 crore jobs a year that were promised as part of Achhe Din. Why has the Labour Bureau Survey for October to December 2017 not been released?”
Dr Manmohan Singh, Former Prime Minister

‘PM Modi Not Ready for a JPC in Rafale’

The former prime minister said that the people of the country are suspicious of Rafale deal.

“The Opposition and various groups are demanding a joint parliamentary committee but Modi government isn’t ready for it," Singh said in his address to media in Indore on Wednesday.

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Published: 21 Nov 2018, 09:54 AM IST

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