Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday dubbed Prime Minister’s Narendra Modi’s five-year regime as “most traumatic and devastating”.
Dr Singh said Prime Minister Modi should be shown exit door as his five-year tenure has been “most traumatic and devastating” for the country’s youths, farmers, traders and every democratic institution.
Dr Singh, who represents from Assam in Rajya Sabha, in an interview to a news agency, said the people have decided to vote out the regime that “does not believe in inclusive growth and is only worried about its political existence at the altar of disharmony”.
Dr Singh alleged that the past five years only witnessed “stench” of corruption peaking to “unimaginable proportions”. He further said demonetisation was perhaps the “biggest scam” of independent India.
The former prime minister also called PM Modi’s Pakistan policy “slipshod”, which he said was marred by a series of “flip-flops” — from going to Pakistan uninvited to inviting “rogue” ISI to the Pathankot air base in connection with the probe into a terrorist attack.
He said people are “fed up” with the daily rhetoric and cosmetic change by the current dispensation and there is an undercurrent against this “illusion and boastful self aggrandizement”.
The former PM said five years of Modi government is a sad story of governance and accountability failure.
“In the year 2014, Modiji came to power on the promise of ‘acche din‘. His five years rule has ended up being the most traumatic and devastating for India’s youth, farmers, traders, businesses and every democratic institution,” he said.