“No prime minister has used the office to say things about their opponents (the way) Mr Modi has been doing day in and day out. It doesn’t behove a prime minister to stoop so low...”
Former PM Manmohan Singh at a press conference in Karnataka where the Congress is embroiled in a tight, tetchy election contest, desperate to cling on to one of the few states where it is in power. He did not comment on whether it was appropriate for a former prime minister to speak so bitingly of his successor. If it is true that Narendra Modi displays the same penchant for campaign rhetoric as he does for clasping world leaders to his bosom, it is perhaps also true no PM has been subject to such sustained, vitriolic personal attacks. Is he just fighting fire with fire?