PM Narendra Modi tweeted their photo and said, “Very happy to meet Dr. Manmohan Singh ji & welcome him back to 7RCR. We had a great meeting.”
Notify that Prime Minister’s Office described Dr Singh’s visit to 7 Race Course Road, where he lived till a year ago, as a courtesy call. PM Modi, who completed one year in office on Tuesday, had visited Dr Singh after taking over, sources pointed out.
Meanwhile Dr Singh’s office Hours later said in a statement, “At the invitation of PM Modi, former PM Dr Manmohan Singh met the Prime Minister today… they discussed the economic situation in the country and foreign policy issues.”
Earlier in the day, Dr Singh said in a hard-hitting speech, “Institutions of Democracy are under threat. The entire edifice of the welfare state is now being dismantled in the guise of promoting faster economic growth,” adding, “The past is continually being rewritten to promote a highly biased and communal view… Dissent is being suppressed.”
Notify that the two different versions over the meeting had created the confusion over the reason of meeting.