Thus spake Prime Minister Dr Singh

New Delhi, Jan 3 :

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s comments at the press conference Friday:

* Without discussing the merits of Narendra Modi, I sincerely believe that it will be disastrous for the country to have Modi as the PM.

PM Dr Singh at the press conference on Jan 3, 2014
PM Dr Singh at the press conference on Jan 3, 2014

* In a few months time, after the general election, I will hand the baton over to a new prime minister.

* I will not be a candidate for prime ministership if the UPA comes back to power.

* Rahul Gandhi has outstanding credentials to be nominated as the prime ministerial candidate.

* Taking into account the circumstances and compulsions of coalition polity, I have done as best as I could.

* I will be honest enough to say that price rise was a factor in people turning against the Congress.

* Dealing with corruption is not an easy process even though there may be opportunities as well as challenges.

* Political parties have to work together to deal with this monster.

* Whether they (Aam Aadmi Party) will succeed or not, only time will tell.

* I never felt like resigning at any time.

* I have enjoyed doing my work. I have tried to do my work with all honesty, with all sense of integrity without regard for fear or favour.

* I still have not given up the hope of going to Pakistan.

* Diplomacy should be given a chance to resolve the issues that have arisen (in Indo-US relations).


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