Hours after rebutting the BJP’s allegations of corruption and policy paralysis against the erstwhile UPA government, former prime minister Manmohan Singh met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.
Manmohan Singh’s office said the meeting took place on an invitation from Modi.
It said the two leaders discussed the country’s economic situation and foreign policy issues.
An official release from the former prime minister’s officer later said: “At the invitation of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, former prime minister Manmohan Singh met the prime minister today at 6.30 p.m. at his residence, 7 Race Course Road.”
“They discussed the economic situation in the country and foreign policy issues,” said the statement signed by Manmohan Singh’s secretary G.M. Pillai.
Modi also tweeted about the meeting.
“Very happy to meet Dr. Manmohan Singh ji & welcome him back to 7 RCR (Race Course Road). We had a great meeting,” Modi said.
Modi also shared a photo of him welcoming Manmohan Singh at his residence.
Earlier in the day, Manmohan Singh had lashed out at the Modi government accusing it of dismantling the edifice of welfare state in the guise of promoting faster economic growth.
He said the ruling BJP continues to harp on the theme of corruption as it wants to divert the attention of the people to non-issues.
The BJP has been attacking the former prime minister over former TRAI chairman Pradip Baijal’s allegation concerning 2G spectrum allocations.
Baijal has alleged that Manmohan Singh had warned him of harm if he did not cooperate on the issue of allocation of 2G telecom licences.