New Delhi, Aug. 16: Narendra Modi’s use of Independence Day to attack Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is being viewed in the Congress as a “desperate positioning for the top slot”, reports our special correspondent.
In his speech yesterday, the Gujarat chief minister had launched an unmitigated assault on Singh. Leaders from the Samajwadi Party, Janata Dal (United), and the NCP said today a chief minister trying to humiliate the Prime Minister on a day of national pride was in bad taste.
However, the BJP defended Modi, brushing aside veiled criticism from party patriarch L.K. Advani.