New Delhi, March 18: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday lambasted his successor Narendra Modi over the continuous cross border firing along LoC and said that the government has mismanaged Jammu and Kashmir like never before. “The atmosphere is deteriorating day in and day out. It’s obvious from the fact that our borders are insecure, be it cross border terror or internal,” Singh said, while speaking on the last day of the Congress Plenary Session at the Indira Gandhi Indoor Stadium. Also Read - Coronavirus: Jammu And Kashmir Extends Lockdown in Containment Zones Till March 31
The former PM also questioned Modi over the promises that the latter had made during the 2014 Lok Sabha election campaign. “When Modi ji was campaigning, he made lots of tall promises. Those promises have not been fulfilled. He said that they will provide two crore jobs. We have not seen even two lakh jobs,” Manmohan Singh asked. (Also Read: ‘Son-mom’ moment captured at Congress plenary session) Also Read - Good From Perspective of Game: Kapil Dev on Renaming Motera Stadium After Prime Minister Narendra Modi
Hitting out at the Modi government over its failure at the economic front, Manmohan Singh said that GST and demonetisation had destroyed jobs. “It is a challenge for the Congress to take lead once again and tackle problems of poverty, disease and unemployment,” he stated. Also Read - JKBOSE 10th Result 2020 Decaled at jkbose.ac.in; Step-by-Step Guide to Check Online Scores
Earlier in the day, senior Congress leader Anand Sharma had said that the PM is getting carried away by his own propaganda. Accusing the Modi govt of spoiling India’s relations with other countries, Sharma said, “Today, it is a matter of concern that we have mismanaged our relations with major capitals of the world, with major strategic partners and our immediate neighborhood.”
Former party president Sonia Gandhi had also launched a scathing attack on the Modi govt yesterday, saying that the ruling dispensation was undoing the work of the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance government.
“The Modi government is not interested in addressing the needs of the poor. They are just ignoring and weakening the welfare programmes which we implemented when we were in power,” Sonia had said while addressing party leaders at the 84th Congress plenary session.