Manmohan says Modi as PM will be disaster,blames him for presiding over riots

Manmohan Singh said he will hand over the baton to a new PM after 2014.

Written by Manoj C G | New Delhi | Updated: January 9, 2014 4:23 pm

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today made it clear that he will not seek a third term as PM if the UPA returns to power and threw his weight behind Rahul Gandhi,virtually setting the stage for the declaration of the Congress vice president as the party’s PM nominee for the General Elections.

Addressing a rare press conference – the third in his ten-year term – Singh said he will hand over the baton to a new PM after 2014 and hoped it will be a UPA chosen Prime Minister. Singh said Gandhi has outstanding credentials when asked about his projection as the PM nominee. Singh,however,did not specify when his party would announce its PM pick,saying the Congress would decide at the appropriate term.

“I have full confidence that the next PM will be from the UPA coalition,” Singh said. His comments,significant as they are,comes days ahead of the AICC session and amid a clamour in the party to announce Gandhi as the Congress’ PM candidate. “I am not going to be a candidate for PMship if the UPA were to come back to power,” he said.

Singh said the party has never asked him to resign neither has he ever thought of stepping down during the last ten years. The prime minister also rejected the charge that the myriad corruption scandals have tarred his image as he asserted that he will come out unscathed when the history is written about his government.

Showing rare belligerence,Singh also launched one of the strongest attacks on Narendra Modi saying the Gujarat Chief Minister as PM will have disastrous consequences for the country and argued presiding over mass murder of innocents is not a sign of strength.

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    ajay
    Jan 3, 2014 at 11:59 am
    MMS paid bribe of Rs one lakh crore in the form of allowing loot to the "family" for getting 10 years of Raj.How come he is not corrupt
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    Gautam Majumdar
    Jan 3, 2014 at 2:42 pm
    The nation had stopped listening to MMS a long time ago. Nobody cares what he says .
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    Bala Ji
    Jan 6, 2014 at 4:02 am
    A Leader who is performing a service to a Bar Attender suddenly talking about Nation Service ,A Leader who never taken clear stand's of Leadership and made lot of flip flop's during COALGATE,CWG,2G Scam's,Pak Border atrocities,china intrusion etc etc suddenly woken up to the fact he is losing job to someone who show's Clear Leadership Qualities start doing character ination believing people who are hearing him will never scrutinize the questioning person's Moral Qualities
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    Babudabang
    Jan 3, 2014 at 2:51 pm
    how many riot and maltrutions victims have congress govt and CM presided over 60 years
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    narayan
    Jan 3, 2014 at 2:35 pm
    it is an accepted norm in civilized societies that the leader of a multiethnic country DOES NOT make unnecessary ill comments about another upcoming leader what ever the differences might be.such comments come from a weak minded poor thinking person.it is not the quality of an inclusive mindset.one wonders if he is paying tribute to the madam from italyINDIA has not lost its colonial mentality even after 60 odd years.we indians are ready to bow down our heads to an angrezy and follow their command very well.when it comes to your own country men -who cares?.these politicians should realize that no one can defeat another country from without,it is always from within.this is the most important lesson history can teach us.
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    Kirit
    Jan 3, 2014 at 3:22 pm
    Modi is next PM. Disaster for congress
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    monu
    Jan 3, 2014 at 5:21 pm
    Modi sure PM. Great for India after 60 plus years.
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    Big
    Jan 3, 2014 at 7:44 pm
    Manmohan Singh is talking nonsense. It is HE who has been a disaster for India!
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