Manmohan Singh: Former PM says India situation ‘grim and morose’
“The current situation is very grim and morose,” he wrote in a sharply critical op-ed in The Hindu newspaper.
The article comes in the wake of the most violent riots to take place in capital, Delhi, in decades.
Mr Singh also referred to slowing growth and the possibility of a coronavirus outbreak.
More than 50 Indians have died in recent religious riots sparked by clashes over a controversial citizenship law in Delhi.
“The India that we know and cherish is slipping away fast. Wilfully stoked communal tensions, gross economic mismanagement and an external health shock are threatening to derail India’s progress and standing,” Mr Singh wrote.