Tag: Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh to head Congress panels on economy, security and foreign affairs

NEW DELHI: Congress President Sonia Gandhi has constituted three key committees of the party to formulate its strategy on issues related to economy, national security and foreign affairs — all headed by former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. The Economic Affairs Committee will have P Chidambaram, Digvijaya Singh, Mallikarjun Kharge as members and Jairam Ramesh as […]

India’s GDP contraction should alarm everyone: Raghuram Rajan

NEW DELHI: Emphasising on the importance of government relief or support in the given scenario, he pointed out that it is “meagre” so far. In a note published on LinkedIn, he also opined that the 23.9 per cent contraction in the GDP during the Q1 would be “even worse if the damage to the informal […]

Manmohan Singh to assist Punjab to revive post-Covid state economy

NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will assist the Congress government in Punjab to revive its economy once the Covid-19 crisis ends. “I had written to Dr Manmohan Singh ji to guide us along with a group of experts headed by Montek Singh Ahluwalia. I am grateful to him for accepting,” Chief Minister Amarinder […]

Narendra Modi speaks to Sonia Gandhi, Manmohan Singh, Pranab Mukherjee on coronavirus

NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday reached out to top leaders from across the political spectrum, including Congress president Sonia Gandhi and TMC chief Mamata Banerjee, to discuss the situation arising out of the coronavirus outbreak. He also spoke to former presidents Pranab Mukherjee and Pratibha Patil, and former prime ministers Manmohan Singh […]

PSBs had ‘worst phase’ under Manmohan Singh, Raghuram Rajan: Nirmala Sitharaman

NEW DELHI: Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman has said that the Indian public sector banks had the “worst phase” under the combination of former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and RBI Governor Raghuram Rajan. Delivering a lecture at the prestigious Columbia University’s School of International and Public Affairs here on Tuesday, Sitharaman said that giving all the […]

Manmohan Singh was ready to attack Pakistan, says Former British premier

Former British premier David Cameron released his memoirs on Thursday, in which he speaks of getting on well with “saintly” former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh, who even confided in him about the prospect of military action against Pakistan in case of another Mumbai-like terrorist attack. For The Record is a chronicle of 52-year-old Cameron’s […]

Take CMs’ views before changing FinanceCommission’s terms of reference: Manmohan Singh

NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Saturday said the government should have taken chief ministers’ views before changing the terms of reference of the 15th Finance Commission, adding that unilateralism is not good for federal policy and cooperative federalism. Earlier in July, the Centre changed the terms of reference of the 15th Finance […]

Can’t achieve $5 trillion economy target if growth keeps going down: Manmohan Singh

NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Thursday said there was no hope of Narendra Modi government’s promise of $5 trillion economy becoming a reality if growth kept going down the way it has for the last five quarters. Addressing Congress leaders at a meeting here, he said that at least one million people […]

In national interest, listen to Manmohan Singh, Shiv Sena tells Centre

NEW DELHI: BJP’s ally Shiv Sena has backed former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, who recently said that the Indian economy is in a bad shape due to “mismanagement” by the Narendra Modi-government, and said that listening to him is in the “national interest.” Sena’s support for Manmohan Singh, a noted economist, came after the Centre […]

State of economy deeply worrying: Manmohan Singh

NEW DELHI: Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said the state of the economy was “deeply worrying” and urged the government to put aside “vendetta politics” and reach out to sane voices and thinking minds to steer the economy out of this “man-made crisis”. The Congress leader said “all-round mismanagement” by the Modi government […]

Voices in Jammu and Kashmir must be heard; India undergoing deep crisis: Manmohan Singh

NEW DELHI: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh said on Monday the government’s decision to scrap the provisions of Article 370 is not to the liking of many people in the country and voices of Jammu and Kashmir residents must be heard for the idea of India to prevail. He also said India is passing through […]

India headed for slowdown; Narendra Modi government left economy in ‘dire straits’: Manmohan Singh

By Sanjeev Chopra NEW DELHI: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh on Sunday said India is headed for an economic slowdown and accused the Narendra Modi government of leaving the economy in dire straits due to its “lack of economic vision”. Citing the latest economic growth figures to suggest an impending slowdown, the senior Congress leader […]

Rahul Gandhi, Manmohan Singh hit out at Narendra Modi over rising fuel prices, Congress claims bandh a big success

NEW DELHI: The Congress and other opposition parties observed a country-wide ‘Bharat Bandh’ on Monday to protest rising petrol and diesel prices and claimed it was a “grand success” due to the participation of people who have sent a message to the Narendra Modi government rejecting its policies. Top Congress leaders including party chief Rahul […]

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