Former prime minister Manmohan Singh at last broke silence while condemning remarks against him saying that he had not utilised the PMO for his selfish ends, nor did he try to promote the interests of his family and friends. Calumny was spread against me, said Singh. He was replying to comments made by former Trai chief Pradip on 2 G scam and the role of Manmohan & Maran in a book titled, The complete story of Indian reports – 2G. ‘’
The Modi government under the pretext of corruption was trying to divert the attention of the people on irrelevant matters, he said and added that there is no chance of fiscal position improving under NDA government. He pooh-poohed allegations that there was no development under UPA government. On the other, the BJP president Amith Shah countered Singh’s comments stating that Modi’s job was to arrest the growth of corruption.