Manmohan Singh, rupee have both turned 'mute': Narendra Modi

Rajkot, Aug. 24 (ANI): Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi on Saturday continued his attack on Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh, and said that the rupee has become mute like the person leading the country.

"In the glorious old times, the rupee was making a lot of noise. But today, it has lost its voice. And similarly, we are unable to hear the voice of our Prime Minister. Both have turned mute," Modi said.

"Today, our currency is on its deathbed. It is in its terminal stage and urgently needs attention of a doctor. ...This government has no cure to improve the condition of a rupee. Central government has no doctor to cure the rupee," he added.

Speaking at a function organised to felicitate him for the creation of Morbi, as a separate district of Rajkot, Modi expressed worry over the continuous toppling value of the Indian currency.

Continuing his ambush on the Congress-led UPA government, Modi said that at the time of coming to power, the present government had promised to reduce inflation within 100 days, but that has did not happen.

Additionally, Modi reiterated that the ruling government was solely to be blamed for the worsening economic climate in the country.

"At present both - rupee and UPA government, have lost their value. Time has come to stop our country from destruction. The Central Government is misguiding the country. People need to know why our country is heading towards destruction," Modi said.

"The (Congress) party should ponder why people are not allowing it to enter Gujarat," he added.

At the function, Modi was weighed in 96 kilograms of silver, which was presented to him by representatives of the Ceramic Association. The Gujarat Chief Minister announced, at the function, that proceeds from the donated silver would be used for building the proposed 'Statue of Unity' monument of Sardar Patel on Narmada river.

Modi, who is also the chief of the BJP election Campaign Committee, in his Independence Day address at Bhuj, attacked Dr. Manmohan Singh on various issues, including the depreciating value of the rupee and the increasingly threatened international attacks along the border with Pakistan and China. (ANI)

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