Singapore PM Lee Hsien Loong causes outrage in India with remarks on Jawaharlal Nehru, Indian MPs


Longtime Prime Minister of Singapore Lee Hsien Loong’s statement that half of the Indian parliamentarians are rapists and murderers has caused a stir in India. 

India has expressed strong displeasure with the Singapore High Commission over this statement of PM Lee Sean. In his address to Parliament, the PM of Singapore also highly praised the first Prime Minister of India Jawaharlal Nehru and described him as an “extraordinary man of outstanding ability”.

The Prime Minister of Singapore mentioned Jawaharlal Nehru, the first Prime Minister of India, during a heated debate in Parliament on ‘How Democracy Should Work in the Country’. 

“Most countries are founded on high ideals and great values and start their journey. However, often things change slowly over decades and generations, apart from the founding leaders and the leading generation. ‘ He said that even his founding leaders would not be able to ‘recognize’ most of the political system today,” Lee Hsien Loong

said during the debate on Tuesday.

“Leaders who fight and win for freedom are often extraordinary people with tremendous courage, great culture and great potential. He overcame difficulties and also emerged as a leader of the people and nations. David Ben-Gurion, Jawaharlal Nehru are such leaders,” he added.

‘Rape and murder charges against many Indian MPs’

During the same speech, Lee Hsien Loong also targeted the issue of tainted members of the Indian Parliament.

“Jawaharlal Nehru’s India has become one where, according to media reports, almost half of the MPs in the Lok Sabha are facing charges of rape and murder. However, it is also said that many of these allegations are politically motivated,” Lee Hsien Loong said.

The Indian Ministry of External Affairs has objected to Lee’s statement regarding Indian MPs. It is understood that the Ministry of External Affairs has raised the issue with the High Commission of Singapore. 

A large number of comments are being made on social media regarding the statement of the PM of Singapore. Congress leaders are also sharing this speech.

India objects to Singapore PM 

Lee Hsien Loong’s


India on Thursday termed as “uncalled for” Singapore Prime Minister Lee Hsien Loong’s remarks in which he had referred to “Nehru’s India” and to criminal charges faced by MPs. The matter has been taken up with the Singaporean side, an ANI report said.

The Ministry of External Affairs (MEA) on Thursday called the High Commissioner of Singapore to India, Simon Wong over the remarks made by the Prime Minister of Singapore during a parliamentary debate.


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