Against the backdrop of stiff opposition by Trinamool Congress to various key issues,Prime Minister Manmohan Singh today expressed confidence that “temporary problems” would be overcome.
“We have our problems but I am confident that if we have the will and determination,we will overcome these temporary problems,” he said here.
He was responding when asked at a joint press interaction with Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar whether the UPA government’s development agenda was being affected as its coalition partners appeared to create problems.
Turning philosophical,Singh said,”Life would not be worth living if it were not beset with one problem or the other. We are a large country with great complexity and great diversity.”
His statement assumes significance as the stiff opposition by Trinamool Congress has led the government to put on hold the decision to allow FDI in retail and scuttled attempts to pass the Lokpal Bill in Rajya Sabha.