New Delhi(PTI): If Manmohan Singh was a “mute” Prime Minister, Narendra Modi is “super mute” Prime Minister, senior Congress leader Digvijay Singh said on Thursday while attacking Modi for maintaining silence on a host of issues and controversies.
“If that (Singh remaining quiet) was mute, he (Modi) is super mute,” Digvijay Singh told reporters.
“When he (Modi) tweets at the drop of the hat, why is he keeping quiet (on Lalit Modi issue)? He (Modi) is keeping quiet on black money… He is keeping quiet on issues with Pakistan, China… He is keeping quiet on all sensitive issues. His concern of the government is yoga. He says just know yoga and forget everything else,” the Congress leader said while replying to questions over Lalit Modi controversy.
Lambasting BJP and its government for “double standards”, Digvijay Singh said “as they say that BJP is a ‘party with difference’, I must say the statement of (Union Home Minister) Rajnath Singh that it was only UPA government that people resigned but in NDA government, no matter how serious they were involved in such cases, they will not resign.” To say that “whatever the people may talk, whatever the crime BJP ministers will commit, they will not resign” reflects “the mindset of a fascist”, the Congress leader said.
Targeting Rajasthan Chief Minister Vasundhara Raje who is embroiled in the Lalit Modi controversy, Digvijay Singh said, “…they will go to any extent to prove that hard facts are not known. Apparently, she has signed on a document, where she has supported the application of petitioner (Lalit Modi) that he be allowed to travel and also mentioned that ‘please don’t mention it to Indian authorities’. This is an anti-national stand”.
Lalit Modi, who has made London his home ever since ED began probing him in 2010, had requested for travel documents to go to Portugal, ostensibly to meet his sick wife.