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PM should apologise to nation for remarks against Manmohan during Gujarat polls: Cong

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The today said should apologise to the country for his remarks during the election last year that his predecessor and other party members had colluded with to influence the poll results.

Party cited an RTI reply from the suggesting that the made the remarks based on informal and formal information received from multiple sources.

He sought to know as to how can the make a statement based on information received from informal sources when he is an elected leader and has pledged allegiance to the Constitution.

"You have set a precedent. What is informal about the constitutional post? You have taken oath under the Constitution. You are gathering information from informal sources and you are questioning the leaders," Khare said, demanding an apology from the

"The information sought pertains to the speaking during a political campaign. The information sought does not relate to a political matter or a decision of the government. So with regard to the Prime Minister, he is entitled to receive informal or formal information from multiple sources," he quoted the RTI plea as saying.

Singh, on his part, has already sought an apology from the PM,

Denouncing the remarks, the said Modi has resorted to informal talks ever since he became the PM, but he is considered the most articulate prime minister the country has had.

"What kind of image of is he creating before the world, especially when every word of the is analysed the world over. We deserver a better and a healthier narrative. He should apologise to the country. The statement was a "low-level jumla". If he does not apologise, it will be a serious threat to democracy," Khera said.

He said the prime minister has developed a habit of raising the issue, of when he loses elections but forgets to talk about the plight of farmers, small traders or unemployment.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Sat, June 09 2018. 16:15 IST
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