Cautioning the nation against the 'onslaught' of Narendra Modi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today asked all secular forces to come together against him and expressed the hope that people will vote against BJP by realizing what they are up for.
Singh said his government may have made 'some mistakes' during the last nine years of its rule but has done 'a lot of good things' which he hoped the 'generous' people will take into account while voting.
“I sincerely hope all secular forces will combine to face the onslaught of people like Mr Narendra Modi. You will see that will happen when people realize what they are up for,” he told accompanied mediapersons while returning from a visit to the US.
He was responding when asked for his comments on the perceived emergence of Narendra Modi in the run up to the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.
To a question whether UPA could get a third term, Manmohan Singh said he could not say anything about that as it was for the people to 'make that choice.'
But he went on to add, "We may have done some wrongs but we did a lot of good things. People of the country are generous and will take that into account while voting."
81-year-old Manmohan Singh, who is the only Prime Minister outside Nehru-Gandhi family to rule for 9 years, said the government was focusing on improving the economy, reducing inflation and keeping borders secure during the remaining period of its tenure.
He said the government has unveiled people-oriented policies like the Food Security Bill and was keen to ensure that their benefit reaches the people.