New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh has written a letter to President Ram Nath Kovind urging him to “caution” Prime Minister Narendra Modi against using “unwarranted, threatening and intimidating” language against leaders of the Congress or any other party as it “does not behove his position”.
The letter also includes a video link to the speech. “The President may caution the PM from using such unwarranted, threatening and intimidating language against leaders of the Congress or any other party or person as it does not behove the position of the PM,” it said.
“We would like to state that neither the party nor our leaders will be cowed down by such threats,” the letter said, adding that the President was the constitutional head of the Union of India and had the duty and obligation to advise and guide the Prime Minister and his cabinet. Reminding the Congress and its leadership that terms like “maut ka saudagar” were used against Mr Modi when he was Gujarat CM BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said the Modi uses decorous language while the Congress had broken records in indecent language in public.