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One PM, too many claims

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Panipat, Apr 5 (UNI) After the residents of Chandigarh, Amritsar and Punjab province of Pakistan, Haryana has also laid claims to the origins of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh.

Calling him "Haryana spoot'' (son of Haryana), state Chief Minister Bhupinder Singh Hooda today revealed that Dr Singh's family was first allotted land in Naraingarh town of Ambala district when it shifted to India from Pakistan's Punjab province after the partition of the country.

Mr Hooda stated this while welcoming the Prime Minister in this historic city ahead of the foundation stone laying ceremony of an elevated highway on the National Highway number one.

Dr Singh's family had later settled in Amritsar where some of his relatives still reside. He studied in Panjab University, Chandigarh and later taught in Delhi University.

The Prime Minister is also associated with Assam, the state which he represents in the Rajya Sabha. He is also enlisted as a voter in Assam.

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