Piyush Goyal :Former PM Manmohan Singh Should Reflect on His Own Failures And Why He Had No Capacity to Take Any Decisions?
New Delhi, October 17: After Manmohan Sing blamed the BJP government for being ‘obsessed with trying to fix blame on its opponents” instead of fixing any problems’, Union Minister Piyush Goyal hits back with a reply. According to an ANI tweet, the Union Minister said, “Dr Manmohan Singh should reflect on his own failures, where he went wrong, why he couldn’t maintain a strong economy and give an honest government, why he was so helpless that he had to obey orders from 10 Janpath and had no capacity to make his own decisions.”
Addressing a press conference in Mumbai in the run-up to the October 21 Maharashtra elections, Singh also highlighted the dismal economy of Maharashtra. He blamed the government for not being able to handle the rising farmer suicides in the state and how it has been badly affected by the economic crisis. He further slammed the Centre and Maharashtra government for “being unwilling to adopt people-friendly policies”.
The former Prime Minister further said that mere blaming the UPA for everything is not any solution. Reportedly, he was quoted saying, “When I was in office what happened did happen. There were some weaknesses. But you can’t claim that the fault lies with the UPA always. You have been in office for five years. Mainly passing the buck to UPA is not enough.”
On Tuesday, Nirmala Sitharaman at an event in the US said she held the Manmohan Singh-Raghuram Rajan combination responsible for the ongoing bank crisis in the country.