New Delhi | Former Prime Minister and Congress leader Manmohan Singh on Monday during the Nationwide strike urged all the opposition parties to unite against the ruling BJP governemnt.
Attacking the Narendra Modi government the former Prime Minister said that the current Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) led central government has crossed its limits and “fully failed” in fulfilling the commitments made to the people of India.
Speaking at Delhi’s Ramlila Maidan during the Bharat Bandh, Singh said,” “Modi government has done a number of things that were not in the interest of the nation. They have crossed their limits. The time to change this government will come soon”. He further added that “From farmers to small businessmen, all are worried today. Even the young generation is worried as they can’t see any job opportunities.”
Taking a dig at the BJP government for its election promises, the veteran Congress leader said,” This government has fully failed in fulfilling the commitments that it made to the people of this country.” Further urging the opposition parties to unite against the government Singh added,” The need of the hour is that all political parties, neglecting their old days, unite and move forward together and listen to the voice of the people of India. This will happen only when we keep our small issues aside. We should be ready to save the country’s unity.”
The Modi Govt has completely failed in keeping its promises to the people of India. The need of the hour is for different parties to set aside their differences & come together: Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh at the #BharatBandh protest. #MehangiPadiModiSarkar pic.twitter.com/0K4j1ekF7D
— Congress (@INCIndia) September 10, 2018
The Congress party along with various other opposition parties on Monday had called for a nationwide strike against the rising fuel prices and dropping value of rupee. The Bharat Bandh called by the opposition parties was observed between 9 am and 3 pm in Kerala, Maharashtra, Karnataka, West Bengal, Madhya Pradesh, Telangana, Bihar and Haryana. Major 21 opposition parties including Samajwadi Party (SP), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), CPI, MNS, DMK have extended their support for the Nationwide strike. While Parties like Shiv Sena and Trinamool Congress have opted to stay away from the strike.