In a Facebook post titled 'What Dr. Manmohan Singh should advise his Party', Jaitley said unlike in the UPA regime when policies were framed from Congress headquarters at 24, Akbar Road, in the NDA government Prime Minister Narendra Modi has the last word.

"Former Presidents and Prime Ministers rarely speak, but when they do, the nation should listen to them with rapt attention. They represent the wisdom of the nation,” cited.

"They are expected to be non-partisan, render constructive advice and at times send a powerful message even to their own political party to act in broader national interest," he said.

Stating that he had consistently held Singh in high respect, he expected the same from him. Referring to Singh's interview to a periodical over PM Modi not reaching out to the Opposition and government not doing enough to move up the country's economy, he said, "I am sure if Dr Singh would dispassionately analyse the present government, he would really realize India has a government where the Prime Minister has the last word, where natural resources are allocated without corruption through transparent process...”

"... where industrialists no longer visit North Block to push files/decisions, where environmental clearances are dealt with in routine and not stalled on sadistic or corrupt considerations," he added.

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