Manmohan Singh telling ”blatant lies” in Parliament, says Left

July 21st, 2008 - 7:03 pm ICT by ANI  

New Delhi, July 21 (ANI): Senior Left party leaders today charged Prime Minister Manmohan Singh of telling “blatant lies” during the trust vote debate in Parliament, and described his opening statement as “short and dull”.

They also said that his address was a reflection of his “low confidence level”.

“Singh’’s statement is a reiteration of his belief in unilateralism. He violated the understanding by going ahead with nuclear deal when there was no agreement between parties on the issue,” senior CPI (M) leader Nilotpal Basu.

On Singh’’s remarks that veteran Marxists Jyoti Basu and Harkishen Singh Surjeet were among the architects of the ruling coalition, he said the promises given to them were violated.

Revolutionary Socialist Party General Secretary T J Chandrachoodan said the “sagacity and vision” shown by the veteran Marxist leaders were “blatantly betrayed” by Singh.

Forward Bloc Secretary G Devarajan said Singh’’s short speech showed his “low confidence level” and accused him of even hiding truth before Parliament.

Meanwhile, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today denied that he had opposed the Pokhran-II nuclear tests in 1998.

Intervening in the Lok Sabha during the debate on the confidence motion, he said he had criticised the government in the wake of sanctions on India following the tests.

Singh said the records could be gone through to check exactly what he had said. (ANI)

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