PM breaks his silence; ready to fall under Lokpal radar

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PM Manmohan Singh
New Delhi. Jun 29: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has finally broken silence in the press meet with newspaper editors to make his thoughts and views on certain issues more transparent. He also intends to make it a regular feature to improve communication channels with the Prime Minister and the public.

With the UPA government neck-deep in scams and controversies, this was just a timely move from the PM's side to smoothen the troubled affairs and to set things right. He apparently spoke on a range of issues. He stated that he did not have any apprehension on falling under the Lokpal ambit and slammed media reports on his eternal silence on many issues dogging the ruling party.

On this, he said that he was not a “lame duck" Prime Minister and that he was a person entrusted with a job.

He also utilised the opportunity to rubbish Opposition's claims that termed his government as “comatose" and termed it a “clever propaganda". He also declared in his usual reticent self that “truth will prevail some day."

He also showered praises on Sonia Gandhi for her “maximum possible cooperation" and added that she was handling party affairs successfully for the last 15 years and was doing a good job at it.

On the unprecedented support for Rahul Gandhi and the recent rhetoric on 'Rahul Gandhi for PM' noise, the PM said, “Personally, if you ask me, the general proposition that younger people should take over, I think, is the right sentiment. Whenever the party makes up its mind I will be very happy to step down, but so long as I am here, I have a job to do." He also added that he did not have any objections to Rahul Gandhi succeeding him.

On the Cabinet reshuffle, he commented that it was a “work in progress". He also dismissed the bugging issue of Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as a non-issue after the case was investigated by the Intelligence Bureau.

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