Former Prime Minister and UPA leader Dr. Manmohan Singh finally took the trouble to ‘speak‘ in the Parliament and yes it was so obvious that he would clearly oppose the ruling parties decision over demonetization of old higher currency notes of Rs.500 and 1000.

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During his tenure when he served as the Prime Minister of India for a period of 10 years (2004-2014) we hardly remember Dr.Singh taking the trouble of ‘Speaking‘ for so long. Being a reputed economist and an intellectual person, he never had the authority to speak his mind during his tenure. His mind was only being manipulated and demonetised by congress President Sonia Gandhi and vice President Rahul Gandhi who used him as a “Mouthpiece” to get their decision into reality by keeping the gun on Dr.Singh’s shoulders.  Now he is here opposing demonetization in Rajya Sabha. Did you just smirk?

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As Prime Minister Narendra Modi was present in the Rajya Sabha on Thursday, to hear the opposition pound their views over demonetization it was Dr.Singh who decided to start the session on behalf of congress. Singh termed demonetization as “organized loot and legalized plunder”. He also labeled demonetization as ”a monumental management failure“.

From left, former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh, main opposition Congress party president Sonia Gandhi, center, party vice president and her son Rahul Gandhi, second right, and senior party leader A.K. Antony attend the Congress Working Committee (CWC) meeting at the party headquarters in New Delhi, India, Tuesday, Sept. 8, 2015. The CWC is the highest decision making body of the Congress party. (AP Photo/Manish Swarup)
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Modi has always attribute Dr.Singh’s knowledge on economics. Being an eminent economist and the former Prime Minister of the country we certainly expected him to at least perform his duty to his leadership and not perform the duty for his party members by speaking something insensible. But unfortunately, Mr.Singh ended up speaking like Rahul Gandhi.

“Even supporters speak of the long run. Those who say demonetization is good in the long run should recall the quote: ‘In the long run, we are all dead‘, the ex-Prime Minister said during the discussion on demonetisation.

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Concluding his speech the 84-year-old veteran minister said, that while he cannot presume to know “the final outcome,” agricultural and economic growth will be dented by the PM’s sudden cancellation on November 8 of the high-denomination currency. “The GDP of the country will decline by about 2 percent by what has been done. And this is an underestimate and not an overestimate decision.

Manmohan Singh who carries an image of credibility and financial integrity was put pressure by the congress leaders from over a week, as they were planning to field former Prime minister Manhoman Singh to attack the ruling government over the decision of demonetization.

This is how Twitter reacted when Manmohan Singh finally decided to speak in the Parliament. 

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