Modi’s ‘shameful’ comments for Manmohan Singh in Rajya Sabha


Prime Minister Narendra Modi today targeted his predecessor Manmohan Singh for describing demonetisation as “loot” and “plunder” even as he asserted in the Rajya Sabha that the fight against black money is not a political one or against any party.

He tore into Congress and took on Singh who had described demonetisation as “organised loot” and “legalised plunder”, saying “the art of bathing in a bathroom with a raincoat on” is known only to the former Prime Minister as there is “no blot on him” despite “all the scams”.

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This provoked an angry reaction from Congress members who staged a walkout in the midst of the reply by the Prime Minister to a debate on Motion of Thanks to the President’s Address which was later adopted by the House after negation of all the 651 amendments.

Congress Vice President Rahul Gandhi hit out at Modi for his raincoat jibe at former prime minister Manmohan Singh saying the event was “saddening and shameful”.

“When a Prime Minister reduces himself to ridiculing his predecessor-years his senior, he hurts the dignity of the parliament & the nation.

“He demeans his position and himself more than anyone else. Today’s events were saddening and frankly; they were shameful,” Gandhi tweeted.

Gandhi’s remark came after Modi took a jibe at Singh in his reply to a debate in Rajya Sabha on the Motion of Thanks on President’s Address, prompting the Congress to stage a walkout.

Modi had said, “So many scams occurred… We politicians have a lot to learn from Dr (Manmohan Singh) Sahab. So much happened, there is not a single blot on him. Dr Sahab is the only person who knows the art of bathing in a bathroom with a raincoat on.”

Modi’s comments, widely viewed as in extremely poor taste, evoked angry reactions both from Congress supporters and social media neutrals.

Many sought to draw a parallel between an ‘uneducated’ incumbent prime minister and his predecessor, who is admired world over for his remarkable grasp on matters related to economy. Singh is the architect of India’s economic liberalisation. Many of PM Modi’s current popular economic policies including MNREGA was Singh’s brainchild, which Modi has been forced to continue with despite first slamming him for the same while in the opposition.

Singh, when asked to comment, said that he had nothing to comment prompting social media users to shower praises on his grace.

In no time, hashtag #JaahilPMModi became the top national trend.

Here are some of the reactions;



  1. *वी मिस यू मनमोहन सिंह* … और हम मिस करते हैं उन दिनों को जब सिर्फ हिंदुस्तान को छोड़कर पूरी दुनिया में मंदी थी … पर आज पूरी दुनिया को छोड़कर सिर्फ हिंदुस्तान में मंदी है … और इसका सिर्फ एक ही कारण है..
    *एक अर्थशास्त्री की “सोच-समझ” और एक चायवाले की “सोच-समझ” में क्या अंतर होता है.* आपने खामोश रहकर बहुत ही बढ़िया काम किया

  2. रेनकोट? लगता है मोदीजी हर समय हनीमून मनाने की बात सोचते रहते हैं….बाथरूम के सन्दर्भ में रेनकोट का तो केवल एक मतलब निकलता है ! मोदीजी की सोच बहुत ही गन्दी और घटिया है… देश का दुर्भाग्य है जो ऐसी घटिया मानसिकता वाला व्यक्ति प्रधानमन्त्री बन गया है…


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