New Delhi: Congress leader Rahul Gandhi has extended best wishes to former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his 88th birthday. In an apparent dig at PM Modi, Rahul asserted that the country feels the absence of Prime Minister with the depth of Dr.Singh. Also Read - Observe Festivals With Modesty, Light Lamp For Soldiers: Key Points From PM Modi's Mann Ki Baat

“India feels the absence of a PM with the depth of Dr Manmohan Singh. His honesty, decency and dedication are a source of inspiration for us all. Wishing him a very happy birthday and a lovely year ahead,” the former Congress president tweeted this morning. Also Read - Mann Ki Baat Highlights: PM Modi Bats For Buying Local Products on Dussehra

The grand old party also wished him on the micro-blogging site. The party wrote,”A dedicated leader’s primary aim is always to eradicate the worst evils that plague the society in the soonest & surest possible way. Today, we celebrate former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh’s commitment towards the overall well-being of each Indian.”

The party also posted a short video highlighting the veteran leader’s achievements.

Born on September 26, 1932 in Gag, now in Pakistan, Singh a noted politician has held the posts of Planning Commission chief and RBI Governor. He was the country’s prime minister from 2004 to 2014. He began his political career in 1991 after he was appointed as the country’s Finance Minister under the leadership of late prime minister PV Narasimha Rao.