My advice to PM Modi is, exercise due restraint on language: Manmohan Singh

File photo: Former PM Manmohan Singh. Photograph:( Zee News Network )

WION Web Team New Delhi, Delhi, India Nov 27, 2018, 07.31 AM (IST)

Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Monday attacked Prime Minister Narendra suggesting that PM Modi must exercise due restraint and not use the "type of language which has now become common practice," news agency ANI reported. 

The former PM added that the prime minister of a country must set an example for others. 

"He is the prime minister for all the citizens of our country and his conduct must be worthy and consistent with that obligation that he/she has as prime minister," Singh stated at an event in Delhi. 

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"My advice to PM is that he should exercise due restraint becoming of the office of PM," he said, adding that, "When he goes to states which are ruled by parties other than his, I think, has an obligation not to use the type of language which has now become a common practice," the former PM said. 

On November 21, Manmohan Singh accused the government of making a "careful, well-thought-out calibrated effort" to weaken democracy and lamented that the credibility of institutions like Parliament and the CBI was being "systematically denigrated".

Singh levelled the allegation at a news conference in Indore ahead of the Assembly polls in Madhya Pradesh on November 28, news agency PTI reported. 

The BJP rejected Singh's charge while the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) did not react.
 

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'When he goes to states which are ruled by parties other than his, I think, has an obligation not to use the type of language which has now become a common practice,' the former PM said.