PM looked more of political leader than economist during speech

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New Delhi, Aug 15 (UNI) He has always been known as a man of few words and tall deeds in political circles.

But today when Prime Minister Manmohan Singh started addressing the nation from the ramparts of the Red Fort on the 62nd Independence Day and began enlisting the achievements of his four-and-a-half-year tenure of the UPA government, words not only came easily but they flowed and they flowed in plenty, not even once giving an impression that the same man was once quite tight-lipped with verbal emissions.

With elections almost round the corner, the PM carefully chose not to make any new and tall promises to the people of the country, though he gave a detailed list of the feats his government had achieved during its tenure and in the same breath, he also talked tough on terror.

During his 40-minute speech, not only once did he look an economist.

The man looked the complete epitome of a political figure, who was not only determined to make all the right noises before the country in the election year but also intended to look a tall leader who could help make India become a prosperous and peaceful country with good and healthy relations with neighbouring countries.

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