Manmohan Singh says development should reach poorer sections of society

New Delhi, Nov 2 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Tuesday said that the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government will always try to ensure that economic development reaches the poorer and weaker sections of society.

Addressing a meeting of the All India Congress Committee (AICC), which is being held after 13 years, Dr. Singh said: "Our party has always worked for the weakest and poorest sections of society. We want an economic development which is equitable."

"The UPA government had in the last six and a half years always looked after the welfare of the "aam aadmi", he added.

He hailed the efforts of Congress Party President Sonia Gandhi for uplifting the lot of common man.

"Sonia Gandhi has given a new direction to the Congress in the last 12 years," he added.

He said the Party has been working efficiently towards the betterment of common people under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi.

He further added that the party's policy on economic development is meant for all sections.

Dr. Manmohan Singh said that the country and society need the governance of a powerful party like Congress to deal with crucial issues like Naxalism and terrorism. (ANI)

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