Modi Has Betrayed Gujaratis’ Trust, Says Former PM Manmohan Singh
In his visit to Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s homeland Gujarat on Thursday, 6 December, former PM Manmohan Singh claimed the the PM has let down his own people and broken their trust by implementing policies like demonetisation and GST.
The biggest impact of demonetisation, he said, was seen in the loss of jobs in the small and medium industries where a large population of the country was employed.
Calling demonetisation a “half-baked” and and “uninformed attack” on black money, Singh said that old jobs were lost and new jobs, that the PM promised, were never created.
He went on to say that the implementation of GST was “poorly” done with a focus on headlines and drama, without considering the recommendations by the Congress. The GDP level dropped by 5.7 percent in the first quarter of 2017-18, which he claimed, was just one of the many indicators of a poor economy.
The GDP growth rate dropped to 5.7 percent in the first quarter of 2017-18. To equal the UPA’s 10-year average growth, the economy will have to grow at 10.6 percent in the fifth year of the Modi government. I would be happy if this were to happen but frankly, I do not think it will.Manmohan Singh
He claimed that Gujarat was at its lowest this year because of the poor work done in the last 22 years and that the state ranked lower than the best states on various social indicators.
Talking about the internal corruption within the BJP government, Singh claimed that the BJP must follow the previous UPA government when it comes to taking action against their own leaders.
He even alleged that the PM doesn’t care about foreign policies and has often taken steps that are not in the best interest of our country.
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