‘Jaitley should apologise for calling PM night watchman’February 19th, 2009 - 7:44 pm ICT by IANS
New Delhi, Feb 19 (IANS) Criticising Bharatiya Janata Party leader Arun Jaitley for calling Prime Minister Manmohan Singh a “night watchman”, the Congress Thursday sought an apology for the remark.
“Arun Jaitley suffers from amnesia and he should know that Manmohan Singh is going to complete his full term (as first-time prime minister) while Vajpayee could not complete even a month at the post,” Congress general secretary M. Veerappa Moily said.
“Jaitley should apologise for using such words as he (Manmohan Singh) is our prime minister and will be our prime minister next time,” he said.
Speaking in the Rajya Sabha Wednesday, Jaitley said: “Manmohan Singh is acting as a night watchman, paving way for the member of Nehru-Gandhi family to the PM’s seat”.
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