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My govt was not remote-controlled: Manmohan Singh hits back at PM Modi

The Congress is out of power in Madhya Pradesh since 2003 while the BJP is seeking a fourth consecutive term

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File photo of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh exchanging greetings | Photo: PTI

Former Prime Minister on Wednesday rejected Prime Minister Narendra Modi's charge that the UPA government led by him was "remote-controlled" by Sonia Gandhi for 10 years.

"It is wrong to say that my government was remote-controlled," he told a press conference when asked about Modi's charge at an election meeting in on Tuesday.

"The government functioned in a way that the party and the government worked in sync on the stage. And I think that the reason for the success of my government was that there was no difference of opinion between the government and the party," he said.

Modi, while addressing a public meeting in Madhya Pradesh's Rewa, mocked at United Progressive Alliance (UPA) Chairperson Sonia Gandhi saying "for 10 years, there was a remote-controlled government in Delhi with Madam (Sonia Gandhi) controlling it."

The is out of power in the state since 2003 while the is seeking a fourth consecutive term by winning the election to the 230-members legislative assembly. The state will have one-day voting on November 28. Counting of votes will take place on December 11.

First Published: Wed, November 21 2018. 17:14 IST