Prime News, National (New Delhi), November 27:- Former prime minister Manmohan Singh had a word of advice for incumbent premier Narendra Modi on Monday, saying he should exercise restraint when he visits states not ruled by his party and set an example with his conduct which should be consistent with his obligations as the PM.
Singh was speaking at the launch of a book “Fables of Fractured Times” by former union minister Manish Tewari where former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah was also present.
“My advice to the prime minister is that he should exercise due restraint becoming of the office of the prime minister,” Manmohan Singh said.
Asked about his advice to the prime minister at a time when the level of public discourse was falling, especially during elections, Singh said whenever he as prime minister used to go to BJP-ruled states, his relations with chief ministers were “very good”.
He said Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan would certify his claim that during the UPA rule, BJP-ruled states were not discriminated against.
“The prime minister, when he goes to states which are ruled by parties other than to which he belongs, I think, has an obligation not to use a language of the kind which has now become a common practice,” he said. (MR,Inputs: Agencies).