Manmohan Singh criticised the government's 'shock and awe' approach pointing out that the suddenness and stringency of the lockdown were thoughtless and insensitive.
Singh, while addressing the inaugural function of the year-long birth centenary celebrations of the late prime minister organised by the Congress's Telangana unit, said he is particularly happy that the programme coincides with the presentation of the first budget of Rao's government by him in 1991.
In a series of tweets after Singh took aim at Prime Minister Narendra Modi over his handling of the ongoing stand-off with China, Nadda said the senior Congress leader and his party should stop "insulting" our forces repeatedly and questioning their valour.
Former prime minister Manmohan Singh has said that India cannot be "cowed down by threats and intimidation nor permit a compromise with our territorial integrity."
Singh was shifted to a private ward in the Cardio-Neuro tower on Monday night. He was also tested for COVID-19 and his results had come out negative, the sources said.
Singh (87) was admitted to the AIIMS here on Sunday evening after he suffered a reaction to a new medication and developed fever.
The 87-year-old Congress leader was admitted to the hospital on Sunday evening after he complained of uneasiness.
Manmohan Singh, 87, is under observation at the cardio-thoracic ward of the premier hospital, they said.
Punjab Chief Minister Amarinder Singh on Monday said former prime minister Manmohan Singh has accepted his request to provide guidance to the state in restoring it's the economy post-COVID-19 situation.
"There are problems with regard to the inadequacy of testing facilities and without more aggressive facilities of testing, we are not going to conquer this menace," Manmohan Singh said.
The finance ministry on Thursday froze inflation-linked allowance for 50 lakh central government employees and 61 lakh pensioners till June 2021 due to the COVID-19 crisis. However, DA and dearness relief (DR) at current rates will continue to be paid, it said.
The Congress will soon prepare a detailed plan for revival of Micro, Small and Medium Enterprises (MSMEs) together with steps to ensure smooth crop procurement and resolving migrants' issues and will put it before the central government
Singh strongly raised the issue of Delhi riots, saying communal tensions have been stoked and flames of religious intolerance fanned by unruly sections of the society, including the political class.
"If you do not recognise the problems that you face, you are not likely to find credible answers to take corrective action. That is the real danger," Singh said, attacking the government on the state of the economy.
Montek Singh Ahluwalia’s anecdote, about Rahul Gandhi’s 2013 ‘tear-the-nonsense-ordinance’ comment, is a reminder of the festering problems the Congress is yet to satisfactorily address.
In a major embarrassment to his own government, Rahul had denounced the controversial ordinance brought by the UPA dispensation to negate a Supreme Court verdict on convicted lawmakers.
Young people have recently reminded the country that freedom is best secured in the custody of enlightened citizens and when it is protected for all, he said.
When he was prime minister, Manmohan Singh had apologised to members of Parliament as well as the entire nation for the riots
Delivering his valedictory address at a national conclave on economy, Singh said mutual trust is the bedrock of societal transactions fostering economic growth, but 'our social fabric of trust, confidence is now torn and ruptured'.
Digvijaya Singh has now been nominated to the parliamentary standing committee on urban development by the chairman of the Upper House, according to a Rajya Sabha bulletin.
Pakistan Prime Minister Imran Khan formally inaugurated the historic corridor to facilitate the visa-free entry of Indian Sikh pilgrims.
"More than any other period of human history, the need for unity of thought and action today is the most urgent," said the former PM speaking on the concluding day of an international conference on Guru Nanak Dev by the Centre for Research in Rural and Industrial Development (CRRID) here.
Vice President M Venkaiah Naidu too said a new world of peace and sustainable development could be founded if teachings of the Sikh Guru were integrated in daily lives.
The nine units would be positioned at Sultanpur Lodhi and would offer free cancer detection services to Indian pilgrims on way to Kartarpur Sahib Gurdwara in Pakistan to mark the 550th birth anniversary of Sikhism founder Guru Nanak Dev.
India on Tuesday shared with Pakistan the list of 575 people. Union minister Harsimrat Kaur Badal and MPs and MLAs from Punjab will also be part of the group, the sources said.