Shashi Tharoor, Others Defend Manmohan Singh After Stormy Congress Meet

Shashi Tharoor, Others Defend Manmohan Singh After Stormy Congress Meet

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Former ministers from the Manmohan Singh cabinet spoke out in his defence. (File photo)

A day after a Congress meeting saw arguments and sharp criticism by younger leaders who appeared to blame the party's last government for its massive downfall, a section of the party rallied for former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Twitter.

Lawmakers Anand Sharma, Shashi Tharoor, Manish Tewari and former Mumbai Congress chief Milind Deora - all ministers in Dr Singh's cabinet at one point - defended the former Prime Minister, tagging criticism for him as "ill-informed" and part of a "motivated and malicious narrative".

I agree with @ManishTewari & @milinddeora. UPA's transformative ten years were distorted & traduced by a motivated & malicious narrative. There's plenty to learn from our defeats & much to be done to revive @INCIndia. But not by playing into the hands of our ideological enemies. https://t.co/Ui6WUlBl3F

Well said, Manish.

When demitting office in 2014, Dr Manmohan Singh said, “history will be kinder to me”.

Could he have ever imagined that some from his own party would dismiss his years of service to the nation & seek to destroy his legacy - that, too, in his presence? https://t.co/HQyihXkFvk

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