Mumbai — India’s right-wing Hindutva organization Shiv Sena supported former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s criticism of PM Narender Modi that due to his “mismanagement” Indian economy is getting into bad shape, and Modi-government should pay heed to him.
The support for Manmohan Singh from Shiv Sena came through their editorial called as “Saamana”, where Sena asked PM Modi to stop playing politics and pay heed to Singh’s advice, after BJP Government denied Singh’s analysis on Tuesday about the slow-down of Indian economy, HindustanTimes reported.
“The economy is in doldrums. Kashmir and economic slowdown are two different issues. A learned person like Manmohan Singh there should be no politics around the economic slowdown and experts should be roped in to repair the economy. National interest lies in listening to Manmohan Singh’s advice,” the editorial in Saamana said.
Saamana added that Singh has been asociated with Indian finance and economy for over 35 years and he has worked hard to revive the economy when it was in a bad shape.
Last week, Manmohan Singh had termed the state of the economy as “deeply worrying” and said that the June quarter growth rate of 5% shows that India is in the midst of a prolonged economic slowdown.
“India has the potential to grow at a much faster rate, but all-round mismanagement by the Modi government has resulted in this slowdown,” Singh said in a video.
The Sena cited the demonetisation and the Goods and Services Tax (GST) are the main reasons for the slow-down of the economy.
“The noteban failed and the GST has become a noose around the necks of businessmen and industrialists; there is a state of panic in the industry,” Saamana said.