Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday tore into the Narendra Modi government at Centre, saying that it has now “cross all limits” and it was time for the people to change it. Participating in the Opposition’s ‘Bharat bandh’, Singh said, "The Narendra Modi government has done a lot which is not in the interest of the nation and has now crossed all limits."
Speaking at Delhi’s Ramlila ground, the two-time prime minister said that the Opposition parties had joined hands to save the country’s unity and peace.
"We have combined to save the country's unity and peace," Singh said.
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As many as 21 Opposition parties, led by the Congress, had called a nationwide shutdown to protest against the spiralling petrol and diesel prices and historic depreciation of the rupee, which plunged to a new lifetime low of 72.44 against the US dollar.
The Congress party was demanding the Modi government at the Centre to bring petrol and diesel under the GST - a move that can reduce the fuel prices by Rs 15-18 per litre.
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However, the bandh seemed to have minimum effect on the Modi government, which claims to rule the country for next 50 years, and Union law minister said that the hike in fuel prices was “beyond their control”.