Manmohan Singh meets Modi

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Former India Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on May 27, 2015.
Former India Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on May 27, 2015.
Former India Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh calling on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, in New Delhi on May 27, 2015.

New Delhi, May 27 (IANS) Hours after rebutting BJP’s allegations of corruption and policy paralysis against the erstwhile UPA government, former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

Manmohan Singh’s office said the meeting took place on an invitation from Modi. It said the two leaders discussed the country’s economic situation and foreign policy issues.

Modi also tweeted about the meeting that took place at his official residence.

“Very happy to meet Dr. Manmohan Singh ji & welcome him back to 7 RCR (Race Course Road). We had a great meeting,” Modi said. Modi also shared a photo of him welcoming Singh at his official residence.

Earlier in the day, Singh lashed out at the Modi government accusing it of dismantling the edifice of welfare state in guise of promoting faster economic growth.

He said the ruling BJP continues to harp on the theme of corruption as it wants to divert the attention of the people to non-issues.

The BJP has been attacking the former prime minister over former TRAI chairman Pradip Baijal’s allegation concerning 2G spectrum allocations.

Baijal has alleged that Singh had warned him of harm if he did not cooperate on the issue of allocation of 2G telecom licences.