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UPA-2 anniversary today,report card to outline work done in last 9 years

Manmohan Singh is expected to take part credit for the Congress victory in Karnataka.

Written by Swaraj Thapa | New Delhi | May 22, 2013 1:42:38 am

Underscoring the significance of a pre-election year,the fourth anniversary of the UPA-2 government Wednesday will see Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi unveiling a report card that will outline the work done in the last one year and a 34-page report showcasing achievements in the last nine years.

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Singh will address a select gathering at his residence where,sources said,he may touch upon recent controversies while referring to efforts made to fight corruption.

The focus,however,will be on achievements in the last nine years. Singh is expected to take part credit for the Congress victory in Karnataka,underlining it as faith of the people in the Congress’s ability to provide good governance.

The overall report will claim how the average life span of an Indian has gone up by five years in the last nine years. It will also contend that the number of people below the poverty line has gone down from 400 million in 2004 to 350 million in 2010-11. The Right to Information Act,the nuclear deal,MNREGA and other flagship programmes will form the mainstay of the report.

“If you take a holistic view,we have done well in anti-poverty and minority programmes through our flagship schemes. We have established the rule of law and ensured systemic flow of funds to the states,” Petroleum Minister Veerappa Moily told The Indian Express.

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