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Modi’s jibe at Manmohan Singh triggers ruckus in RS:

New Delhi: Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s jibe in Rajya Sabha at his predecessor Manmohan Singh for “a string of scams that took place on his watch” sparked ruckus with the Congress staging a walkout in the middle of his speech. Even though many scams took place in the country during the UPA regime, Mr Singh’s image remained clean, the PM said, adding, “only Dr. sahab knows the art of taking a shower with a raincoat on.” The entire Congress bench erupted in protests, disrupting the PM’s speech for a fewRead More


JD(U) backs Congress, holds Modi responsible for Uri attack

New Delhi: Backing the Congress demand for the resignation of Defence Minister Manohar Parrikar and National Security Advisor Ajit Doval, the Janata Dal (United) on Saturday blamed Prime Minister Narendra Modi and his government for the terror attack in Uri, Jammu and Kashmir, and added that India’s policy towards Pakistan lacks strategic coherence and clarity. JD (U) spokesperson Pawan Varma said that earlier Prime Minister Modi used to accuse the UPA government of being soft on Pakistan and at present he should take the responsibility himself. “I think the PrimeRead More


Coal scam: Former Jharkhand CM Koda seeks summoning of Manmohan Singh

New Delhi: Former Jharkhand chief minister Madhu Koda today moved an application before a special court seeking summoning of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and two others as accused in a coal scam case in which CBI had chargesheeted industrialist Naveen Jindal and others. Koda, who is also an accused in the case, sought summoning of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who was then holding the portfolio of the Coal Ministry, Anand Swarup who was then Secretary (Energy) and then Mines and Geology Secretary Jai Shankar Tiwari. The copy ofRead More


Narendra Modi a better ‘salesman’ than me: Manmohan Singh

New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today paid a left-handed compliment to his successor Narendra Modi, saying the incumbent is a ‘more adept salesman, event manager and communicator than him’. “I have to acknowledge that my successor has been a more adept salesman, event manager and communicator than me,” Singh, who was often mocked by Modi as “Maun (silent) Mohan Singh, said addressing Congress Chief Ministers’ conclave. Singh, who was Prime Minister for 10 years, said the UPA story should not be lost because of inadequate communication. Earlier, inRead More


Dad has a mind of his own: Manmohan Singh’s daughter

New Delhi: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has to make up his mind whether or not he wants to write his autobiography, his daughter Daman Singh has said. “My father has a mind of his own. Whether or nothe writes a book depends completely on him” Daman Singh said at an event to mark the publication of her book titled ‘Strictly Personal: Manmohan and Gursharan’ in New Delhi late on Sunday evening. The book, ‘a tough job’ begins with early days of Manmohan Singh and his wife Gursharan Kaur inRead More


we lost due to corruption and Price rise: Manmohan

New Delhi: Price rise and corruption were the issues on which the UPA government failed to communicate with the people, outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh told the CWC on Monday, accepting shortcomings of his government that led to the poll drubbing. Congress general secretary Janardan Dwivedi, quoted Manmohan Singh as saying in the meeting: “I take responsibility for the shortcomings of my government.” “The work and efforts you both put, the support you gave to run the government was extraordinary,” the Prime Minister said. In the Congress Working Committee meeting,Read More


Economy grew impressively in Manmohan’s tenure: Ratan Tata

New Delhi: Tata Group Chairman Ratan Tata on Wednesday lauded Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for his integrity saying economy grew impressively under his first stint. “The Indian economy grew impressively under his (Singh’s) leadership in the first five years of his Prime Ministership but regrettably fell prey to massive inflationary forces followed by an unprecedented decline in investment activity resulting from allegations of subjective policy execution and exploitations,” Tata said in a message on micro blogging site Twitter. “India should salute Dr Manmohan Singh, the country’s Prime Minister for theRead More


Congress gives farewell party to Prime Minister Manmohan Singh

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Wednesday given a warm farewell dinner by Congress president Sonia Gandhi which was attended by a galaxy of party leaders and Union Ministers. The function at 10, Janpath was held as a mark of gratitude by the party whose coalition government the 81-year-old Singh led for 10 long years. The economist-turned-politician had announced his retirement some time back saying he would not run for a third term. The party had only yesterday hailed Singh’s able stewardship of the government, underlining how he hadRead More


BJP wants CBI to question PM in 2G scam

New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should also be questioned on 2G issues. Describing Raja’s deposition in the court as “shocking”, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said, “Now CBI must interrogate the PM on 2G issues as the matter is in court and the probe will not be completed if PM is not interrogated. Nowit is clear that PM is also involved in the scam.” Javadekar said, “It is very serious revelation of former Telecom Minister A Raja in the CBI court. WhileRead More


BJP wants CBI to question Prime Minister on 2G issue

New Delhi: Bharatiya Janata Party on Tuesday demanded that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh should also be questioned on 2G issues. Describing Raja’s deposition in the court as “shocking”, BJP spokesperson Prakash Javadekar said, “Now CBI must interrogate the PM on 2G issues as the matter is in court and the probe will not be completed if PM is not interrogated. Nowit is clear that PM is also involved in the scam.” Terming the UPA government as “most corrupt government that India has ever seen”, the BJP leader also referred toRead More