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Manmohan Singh as a New Indian PM

24 May, 2004

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Manmohan Singh, India's first Sikh prime minister, says he wants to push the peace process with Pakistan and friction should be "a thing of the past".

The 71-year-old Singh, who as finance minister unleashed the country's seminal economic reforms in 1991.The new leader pledged to continue economic reforms with what he described as a human face.

A visibly relaxed Sonia Gandhi, who had to face tremendous opposition from her party over her unexpected refusal to take up the prime minister's post, added: "I think our country will be safe in Manmohan Singh's hands and i will continue as Congress president."

1- Why do you think Mrs. Sonia Gandhi refused to become the PM Of India?

2- Do you think as a (Minority) Sikh PM, He would be in stronger position to take bold decisions for the continuation of peace process between India and P Pakistan ?

Reader Comments:

Sonia Gandhi is a Indian citizen.

I was shocked to hear from Indian liars that Sonia Gandhi is not a Indian . Infact she is Indian citizen,she was married to Neru Daynasty and she worked and lived in India and has recived the Citizenship of India, Infact she was allowed to become Prime Minister by Indian Constitution. But due to serious threats she avoided. So any bady tells me that she is not Indian,he is liar.Only thing she did not have was that she was white and catholic and born in Italy and it is crime in Indian politics dominated by Shiv Cina ,the Hindu extrimist group.
Raja Habib jalib

RaJa Habib Jalib, Canada - 30 May, 2004

i came upon these site accidenatlly and was quite amused...lets make a think clear..Sonia gandhi will never become a PM. we cant accept a white woman..Religion doesnt matter...We Rajiv Gandhi as our PM(he was a parsee,not a hindu)

Abhilash, Hungary - 21 July, 2005

Not many people in Pakistan knows that:
" Prime Minister Manmohan Singh takes independent decisions and is NOT a puppet of Sonia". All foreign policy matters and Economy of nation is ruled by Manmohan Singh while internal Congress Matters are upto Sonia.

This combination has worked extremely well. Manmohan is making India strong while Sonia is making Party more disciplined and evolving good governance principles for future.

India has a Democracy and is Secular, that is why we have Muslim President and Sikh PrimeMinister. Which other country in World today can you show me where Minorities are given such high posts without taking religion into consideration ??

Is it ever possible in Pakistan ??

Yogesh Deshpande, Pakistan - 04 November, 2005

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