<!– /11440465/Dna_Article_Middle_300x250_BTF –>Winter Session, had castigated the Prime Minister over demonetisation, saying its implementation was a “monumental management failure” and a case of “organised loot and legalised plunder.” Responding to those comments today, Modi also took a swipe at Singh using the pretext of a book. “Manmohan Singh ji had delivered a speech here… Recently a book was released in which Manmohan Singh ji had written the Foreword. Initially, I thought he is a renowned economist and it (the book) will have his contribution. But then I realised that the book was written by somebody else and he had only written the Foreword. In his speech also, I felt the same,” the Prime Minister said. This triggered an uproar from the Congress members. To this, Modi took a dig, saying, “the word I did not even utter, that too they (Congress members) have understood.” As Congress members shouted slogans, Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu took strong objection, questioning why the opposition members were so agitated when terms like “Hitler” were used against Modi in the same House. “I request you to go through the records. Prime Minister was called Hitler. Prime Minister was called Mussolini,” Naidu said. The Prime Minister, whose speech was interrupted a number of times due to opposition uproar, also took on the Congress for quoting economists to denounce demonetisation. “You are quoting economists. If you quote 10, I can quote 20. Economists have never seen such a step anywhere in the world as this has happened for the first time… In fact, this can become a case study for them,” he said. (MORE)(This article has not been edited by DNA’s editorial team and is auto-generated from an agency feed.)

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Singh, while speaking in the Rajya Sabha during the last