New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be shown the exit door as his five-year rule has been âmost traumatic and devastatingâ for Indiaâs youth, farmers, traders and every democratic institution, his predecessor Manmohan Singh said on Sunday.
Dr Singh, in an exclusive interview to PTI, dismissed the notion that there was a âwaveâ in favour of Mr Modi and asserted that the people have made up their minds to vote out the government that âdoes not believe in inclusive growth and is only worried about its political existence at the altar of disharmonyâ.
In one of his most fierce attacks on the Modi government, Dr Singh alleged that the past five years only witnessed âstenchâ of corruption peaking to âunimaginable proportionsâ, adding that demonetisation was perhaps the âbiggest scamâ of independent India.
Incidentally, the BJPâs campaign in the run-up to the 2014 elections had centred on various alleged scams, including in the allocations of 2G spectrum and coal blocks, during the 10-year tenure of the UPA government led by Dr Singh.
The former Prime Minister also called Mr Modiâs Pakistan policy âslipshodâ, which he said was marred by a series of âflip-flopsâ. Â Â Â