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Manmohan hits campaign trail

Manmohan hits campaign trail
Manmohan Singh, 81, an economist who once headed the country’s Reserve Bank and rose to be the prime minister, while addressing a rally for Congress’ candidate from Khumtai in Assam, described the opposition Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) as a divided house without any direction.

‘Their centre of attention is just one man,’ he said in a reference to BJP’s prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi.

‘While in opposition, they have always played a destructive role. How can a party which divides the society give a good government?’ he asked.

A prime minister since May 2004, Manmohan Singh has already declared that he is not seeking a third term and will demit office after the 2014 Lok Sabha polls.

Though he received requests from various states to campaign fo the Congress candidates, Manmohan Singh chose to go electioneering in Assam, a state he represents in the Rajya Sabha.
Addressing the public rally here, the prime minister said poverty declined three times faster under the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government.

‘No other decade has recorded as much development as there has been in the last 10 years,’ he said in a reedy voice.

The prime minister also said special attention was given to the marginalised and underprivileged in the society during his two terms.

He also listed the achievements of his government in sectors like health, agriculture, education and infrastructure development.
PTI

PTI

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