RSS, BJP tear into Manmohan Singh; Oppn demands PM to apologise


RSSThe RSS and the BJP jointly criticised former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for speaking against demonetisation scheme on November 24.

On November 25, the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) came out all guns blazing against Singh for his criticism of the ruling government and calling demonetisation scheme as nothing but “organised loot”.

“Those flaying the demonetisation scheme, their problem is that they didn’t get time to prepare,” said Modi.

Opposition Leader of the House in the Rajya Sabha Ghulam Nabi Azad, “What the Prime Minister said is an insult to the entire Opposition, he must apologise.”

Echoing the sentiment, Bahujan Samaj Party supremo Mayawati said, “Modi must come to House and apologise…, he must also clarify who has the black money.”

Continuing, the Sangh Parivar asked how could he make such comments when black money literally danced during the previous UPA regimes. Most high-profile scams and black money were generated during the two UPA-1 and 2 regimes. Wasn’t that an organised loot of the nation’s wealth, said J Nandkumar, Akhil Bharatiya Sah Prachar Pramukh of the RSS.

It may be recalled Singh, during the demonetisation debate in the Rajya Sabha on November 24, alleged that the government’s plan to scrap high-value currency notes had led to “organised loot and legalised plunder”.

BJP leader GVL Narasimha Rao said, Singh was doing his duty to the leadership and not for the people of India. It was unfortunate the Congress had demonetised a leader of his stature in 2004 and his mind had been conditioned by the party’s top leadership. He doesn’t have the authority to speak his mind, and never took a stand as PM, and he never questioned his party leadership.

There is no politics involved behind the demonetisation scheme to check black money. Prime Minister Narendra Modi added, took this decision as a reformist. He was interested in the benefits to be accrued to the next generation. The RSS supported the government’s demonetisation move in its internal meetings and on public platforms.