Manmohan Singh in speech praises UPA on economic growth, hits out at Narendra Modi

Jan 03 2014, 15:25 IST
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SummaryManmohan Singh staunchly defends UPA economic growth record, takes pot shots at Narendra Modi.


* I regret that the benefits of implementation of Sachar Committee recommendations could not reach all people: PM

Price rise could be a factor for people turning against Congress party: Surge in intern'l commodity, energy prices made effective price control difficult: PM

* So long as we are in power we will continue to push the ball of reforms: PM.

* I have served the country with utmost dedication and integrity. I have never used my office to enrich my friends or relatives: PM

* I did not get time to apply my mind on allegations against Himachal Pradesh Chief Minister Virbhadra Singh : PM

* There are some hiccups and temporary aberrations. Diplomacy should be given a chance to resolve issues between India and the US: PM

* If you measure the strength of Prime Minister by presiding over mass massacre of innocent citizens on streets of Ahmedabad, then I do not believe in it: PM

* Under compulsion of coalition politics I have served as best I could: PM

* We have maintained and sustained the momentum of rapid economic growth: PM

* It has worked exceedingly well, PM on dual centres of power with Congress President.

* I have not been able to visit Pakistan as circumstances were not appropriate to achieve solid results. Still hopeful of making it during my tenure: PM

* I have always felt that our government would have strengthened if Rahul Gandhi had joined it: PM

* Nobody (in Congress) has asked me to step down because of any inadequacies as Prime Minister: PM

* My best moment as PM was when we struck a nuclear deal with the US, says PM

* Corruption is an issue. Aam Admi Party has been able to make success out of their concerns of eradication of corruption, says PM

* Dealing with corruption not an easy process. All parties must collectively grapple with it, says PM

* I have publicly apologised to the Sikh community on behalf of the government. What happened in 1984 should have never happened: PM

* I still have not thought through what I will do after my tenure ends as Prime Minister, says PM

* No decision on raising quota of subsidised LPG cylinders: PM

* It is not a disadvantage or drawback to make corrections on the direction of party leadership in national interest: PM

* History will be kinder to me than the contempory media and the opposition parties in Parliament: PM

* Will endeavour to

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