Addressing an election rally in Palanpur, Gujarat, yesterday, Modi suggested that Pakistan was trying to influence the assembly polls in the state. He claimed that some Pakistani officials and Manmohan Singh met at Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar’s house over dinner on December 6. This was a day before Aiyar’s “neech” jibe against Modi. And being deeply pained and anguished by Modi Former PM Manmohan Singh said “the falsehood and canards being spread to score political points by PM Modi” in the on-going Gujarat elections.
Singh said, “I sincerely hope that Prime Minister will show the maturity and gravitas expected of the high office he holds instead of concentrating his energy solely on erroneously conceived brownie points and I hope that he will apologize to the Nation for his ill thought transgression to restore the dignity of the office he occupies.”
“Fearing imminent defeat in Gujarat, Sh. Modi is setting a dangerous precedent by his insatiable desire to tarnish every constitutional office, including that of a Former Prime Minister and Army Chief.” PM’s fighting terrorism is well known to all that he himself he had gone to Pakistan uninvited after the terrorist attacks in Udhampur and Gurdaspur and now the Congress Party needs no sermons on “Nationalism”. Let him also tell the country the reason for inviting the infamous ISI of Pakistan to our strategic Air Base in Pathankot to investigate a terror attack that emanated from Pakistan.”
My track record of public service to the country over last five decades is known to everyone. No one, including Sh. Modi, can lamely question it to gain lost political ground.
He added, neither they discussed Gujarat elections with anyone else at the dinner hosted by Shri Mani Shankar Aiyar as alleged by Shri Modi nor was the Gujarat issue raised by anyone else present at the dinner and the discussion was fully confined to India-Pakistan relations. Names of the distinguished Indian public servants and journalists present at the dinner are enclosed to this statement. None of them could be accused of indulging in any anti-national activities.”