Singh's comments came during an address at the national convention of NGO Anhad on the topic of "India's Descent into Fascism. How to stop it?"
Taking a jibe at Modi, Singh said, "I congratulate those who named Modi as 'Feku' (bragger). I am surprised how much he boasts about himself. Unlike his claims, it is Maharashtra which attracted the highest FDI and not Gujarat. The per capita income of people in Gujarat is not the highest and it does not attract any investment in agriculture." He said Gujarat is "ridden" with a huge debt, "but Modi claims that he will repay the debt of the Mother India."
Singh also cautioned against growing "fascist forces" and said, "If these fascist forces manage to come to power we all will suffer. We should have an independent platform where all anti-fascist forces can come together to defeat such forces." Highlighting the need for a mechanism to stop communal violences, he said, "The present format of the Communal Violence Bill talks only about the post-riot scenario. It does not talk about its impression on young minds."
He also sought changes in school curriculum to promote harmony and secular thoughts among children.