The Congress party on Tuesday questioned as to why the Centre has not filed a case against former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh if it believed that he hatched conspiracy with Pakistan for winning the Gujarat elections.
Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge sought Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s apology for accusing his predecessor Manmohan Singh and Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar of hatching a conspiracy with Pakistan for the Gujarat polls.
“Was the central government sleeping When Dr. Manmohan Singh was conspiring with Pakistan in a meeting in Delhi? Don’t they have intelligence unit? Why have they not registered a case in this regard till now? It was just a lie for election campaign,” he told reporters.
Kharge further said that Prime Minister’s statement was false and has dented the image of the nation.
“He should either apologise or give proof of his statement. He should either prove that these people are traitors or well-wishers of the nation,” he added.
During a rally in Gujarat, the prime minister had claimed that Manmohan Singh, Congress leader Mani Shankar Aiyar former vice president Hamid Ansari had attended a secret meeting at Aiyar’s residence in Delhi in which the Pakistani envoy and a foreign minister of the Pakistan had also participated.
“The meeting had run for three hours and the next day, Aiyar called me “Neech” (low-born),” the prime minister said.