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'Follow your own advice and speak up': Manmohan Singh to Modi

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Published on 18 April 2018 5:28 AM GMT

Follow your own advice and speak up: Manmohan Singh to Modi
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New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has recently given a piece of advice to PM Narendra Modi over growing controversy on Kathua and Unnao rape case. Singh has asked Modi to start following the advice he had for the former.

The former PM in an interview to a leading daily said, "Modi should follow his own advice to me and speak more often."

Singh stated that he feels that those in authority must speak up in time on serious issues like these and give a lead to their followers.

Singh also said that he was happy the current PM finally broke his silence over the rape cases, while addressing people on Ambedkar Jayanti, and promised to give justice to nation's daughters. He, however, should have spoken much earlier, said the Congress politician.

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"I think the Prime Minister should follow his own advice to me and he should speak more often. Through press reports I know that he used to criticize me for not speaking up. I feel that the advice that he used to give me, he should follow it himself," stated Singh while adding that he had lived with remarks like 'Maun-Mohan Singh' all his life so it did not affect him when BJP leaders tried to mock with their statements.

Singh also alleged that the BJP was trying to give communal colour to the Kathua rape case. Calling the act disgraceful, Manmohan Singh said, " As a father of three daughters, I am distressed to read reports about the child.The fact that an attempt was made by the BJP to give the incident a communal colour and that the two former ministers in the J&K government were also party to fanning communal tensions is also disgraceful."

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