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Modi should apologise Manmohan Singh and Hamid Ansari: Congress

Modi should apologise Manmohan Singh and Hamid Ansari: Congress

New Delhi: Saying that it is unbecoming of a prime minister to drag the political discourse to an “unacceptably low”, Congress senior spokesperson Anand Sharma on Monday demanded that Prime Minister Narendra Modi apologise to former prime minister Manmohan Singh and former vice-president Hamid Ansari.

Modi while addressing an election rally, on Sunday had claimed that Congress leaders held a secret meeting with current and former Pakistani officials a day ahead of Mani Shankar Aiyar’s “neech” jibe against him and that there was an attempt by Pakistan to interfere in the Gujarat polls.

Anand Sharma claimed that Modi was “frustrated” as he had sensed a clear defeat of the BJP in Gujarat and was resorting to using foul language in his bid to whip up emotions and polarise Gujarat. He also said Modi belongs to a party which has no contribution to the country’s freedom struggle

Dismissing the Prime Minister’s statement as ‘absurd’ Sharma terms it as improper, highly irresponsible, unwarranted and condemnable. “There cannot be anything more as an explanation and there cannot be anything more reprehensible than what he has done,” he alleged.