New Delhi: After being targeted for his involvement in scams during the UPA government’s tenure, former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh finally broke his silence today and denied all the allegations.
Dr Manmohan Singh stated that he didn’t use public office for his personal growth and benefit.
“I have not used public office to enrich myself, family or friends,” Dr Singh said accusing the BJP of harping on corruption to divert people’s attention to non-issues.
Dr Singh’s assertion comes a day after Pradeep Baijal, the former head of the country’s telecom regulator, said that Dr Singh asked him not to obstruct policies that were being implemented to allow a massive scam in the allocation of mobile network licenses in 2009.
The Modi government is stressing on corruption to divert the nation’s attention to non-issues, he added.
Proudly claiming about India’s growth during the UPA regime, the then Prime Minister said that India was the second fastest growing economy under Congress rule.