CPI on Thursday criticised Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi for attacking Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Independence Day, saying he should have avoided a speech meant for “street-corner meeting“.

“We saw Mr. Modi addressing an Independence Day gathering as if he was speaking at a street-corner meeting. He should have avoided that,” CPI national secretary D.Raja said here.

“Independence Day does not belong to one party or one government. It belongs to the people and it is a moment of joy and celebration,” he said.

Mr. Modi should have addressed the people of Gujarat “in a dignified manner explaining what his government has done or wants to do“.

In his Independence Day speech in Bhuj, Mr. Modi talked of a ’serial of Saas, Bahu and Damaad’, an oblique reference to Robert Vadra’s and Sonia Gandhi.

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