‘Why ‘personal attack’ on Manmohan Singh’: Mallikarjun Kharge to PM Modi

New Delhi [India], Feb. 9 : Condemning Prime Minister Narendra Modi's raincoat remark against his predecessor Manmohan Singh, Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge on Thursday said one should not attack anyone personally.

"Prime Minister Modi has used such wrong words against former prime minister. You can attack an institution or party or policies but one should not attack personally. He has commuted that blunder. I condemn his remark," Kharge told ANI. Kharge further said that the Prime Minister had made the statement in Rajya Sabha adding, "I will consult others for seeking apology from him." Prime Minister Modi yesterday provoked a walk out in the Rajya Sabha with his scathing attack on veteran economist Manmohan Singh.

Taking a dig at his squeaky clean record of 35 years of service as an economist, he accused the former prime minister of having a talent of 'bathing in raincoats', and getting away with the ugliest of scams.

"Dr. Manmohan Singh has played a significant role in the economic system of India. In the history of India it is rare to find a man who has had a such a long relationship with the economy of India, 35 years of 70 years of independence.", Prime Minister said in reply to the Motion of Thanks on the President's Address in Rajya Sabha today.

He further added that in 35 years of service, so many scams surfaced, yet it marked no stain on Dr. Manmohan as an economist. "We leaders have so much to study as so much happened at the time, but there was not a single blot on him.

This is a special skill Dr. Manmohan Singh excelled at and we should all learn this art of bathing in raincoat," he said. However, the former prime minister maintained his trademark calm and chose not to respond to Prime Minister's statement.

Source: ANI