PM Modi has lowered down the level of politics: Congress

| Updated: Aug 23, 2017 11:20 IST

Patna (Bihar)[India], Feb. 9(ANI): The Congress Party on Thursday said that Prime Minister Narendra Modi's comment on former counterpart Dr. Manmohan Singh has lowered the level of politics. "The Prime Minister has lowered the level of politics through his speeches and also with his choice of words. He should have minded his words when he is talking about the former prime minister when the person held the economy for 10 years. What kind of message will it give to the future generation," Congress leader Ashok Chaudhary told ANI. Prime Minister Modi triggered an ugly spat with the Congress by caustically referring to his predecessor Dr. Manmohan Singh as someone adept at "bathing with a raincoat on", a dig at Singh's alleged ability to avoid the taint of scams and controversies. Replying to the motion on the President's address in Rajya Sabha on Wednesday, Prime Minister Modi took on Singh who had slammed demonetisation as "organised loot and legalised plunder", and said though the former prime minister had been an insider in major economic decision-making for more than three decades, he had mastered the art of deflecting adverse comment.(ANI)