New Delhi: Rebutting former prime minister Mammohan Singh ‘s statement that Prime Minister Narendra Modi should be mindful of the implications of his words, BJP on Monday asked the Congress leader to understand the true meaning of national unity, especially in today’s times and maintained that it’s never too late to improve.
Addressing Dr Singh and his party, in a series of tweets, BJP president J P Nadda said, ‘Please understand the true meaning of national unity, especially in such times. It’s never too late to improve.’
He also said,’Please stop insulting our forces repeatedly, questioning their valour. You did this post the air strikes and surgical strikes.’
Mr Nadda said Dr Manmohan Singh can certainly share his wisdom on many subjects but the responsibilities of the office of the Prime Minister isn’t one of them.
He maintained that ‘UPA personified systematic institutional erosion of that office, combined with disrespect for our armed forces. NDA has reversed that!’
The BJP president said one only wishes that Dr Singh was as worried about Chinese designs when, as PM, he abjectly surrendered hundreds of square kilometres of India’s land to China.
Mr Nadda pointed out that Dr Singh presided over 600 incursions made by China between 2010 to 2013.
‘Dr Manmohan Singh belongs to the same party which — helplessly surrendered over 43,000 KM of Indian territory to the Chinese, during the UPA years saw abject strategic and territorial surrender without a fight and which time and again belittles our forces,’ the BJP leader stressed.
He said Dr Manmohan Singh, rightly, calls for unity, adding that ‘Again, the strong words on paper fall flat when we see exactly who is vitiating the atmosphere of unity… Hope Dr Singh is able to prevail on his own party at least.’
He maintained that Former PM Dr Manmohan Singh’s statement is mere wordplay. ‘Sadly, the conduct and actions of top leaders of the Congress party will not make any Indian believe such statements.
‘Remember, this is the same INC that always questions & demoralises our armed forces.’