New Delhi :
Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Wednesday lashed out at Prime Minister Narendra Modi for his remark on former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh during his vote of thanks speech in Rajya Sabha.
PM Narendra Modi, during his speech in Rajya Sabha, took a jibe at former prime minister and said ''no one knows the art of bathing inside bathroom wearing a raincoat better than Dr Manmohan Singh''.
After PM's remarks, the Congress MPs created a ruckus in the House and later walked out in protest. Chidambaram while addressing the media outside the House said that the PM attacked Manmohan Singh in a very unacceptable manner.
“It is an ugly statement against Manmohan Singh, extremely poor test. We are very disappointed so we have walked out in protest,” said the former finance minister.
Meanwhile, Manmohan Singh maintained his silence on the issue. He said that he doesn’t want to speak anything on PM Modi's remarks.
After the Congress MPs staged a walkout, PM Modi again resumed his speech and said, “When you criticise other, you should also have the patience to accept criticism too. We can pay back in the same coin.”
Senior advocate Kapil Sibal said: "PM Modi chooses to speak when everyone else is done & then makes unsubstantiated allegations. We cannot tolerate this and we will not let him speak until he apologises for his remarks."
Among other Congress leaders, senior leader Ahmed Patel said that he wis unable to find words to criticise PM Modi for his remarks. It is highly disrespectful of a PM using these words.