The Congress does not have the required numbers in Assam to get Singh re-elected to the Rajya Sabha as the BJP is in power in the state.
Some argue that the political discourse was lowered the day Congress gave the slogan ‘Chowkidaar Chor Hai’, and that all that has followed is a natural reaction. But this destructive theory of action-reaction will lead us to our collective doom, both in politics and as a country.
Singh, known as the architect of India's economic reforms in 1990s, felt the country is headed for a slowdown and accused the Modi regime of leaving the country's economy in "dire straits".
The Congress has promised to give an annual income support of Rs 72,000 to poor families under the scheme, if voted to power.
To understand the Congress President's proposed Nyuntam Aay Yojana (NYAY), it is important to understand the grand old party's shifting economic outlook since Nehru.
Singh noted that no change is permanent and the country has remained alive to the need for change and has progressed and prospered whenever "we have recognised and promoted change".
Earlier in the day, AAP supremo Arvind Kejriwal said in Delhi that his party and a breakaway outfit of the Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) are in talks for an alliance in Punjab for the Lok Sabha polls.
'I do hope that saner counsels will prevail between leadership of the two countries and we will get back to the economic development, which is the basic requirement of India and Pakistan,' Singh said in his address.
The existing nuclear global order is coming under strain with some of the old arms control agreements being consigned to history, Singh said.
Singh asserted that the domestic challenges of India's economy were daunting in their complexity and devastating in their impact on the society.
The priority is to convey to families of those who have been killed and those seriously injured that "we are with them in condemning this act of terrorism", Singh said at a press conference along with Congress president Rahul Gandhi, and senior leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and A K Antony.
Singh, who headed the UPA government at the Centre when Andhra Pradesh was bifurcated, said, "This demand had support of all parties when it was discussed in Parliament. I stand in solidarity with Naidu."
It is interesting to note that RBI’s capital has remained unchanged, but its reserves have changed significantly over the years
Manmohan Singh’s Victor Hugo quote has been the best so far
The former prime minister will create a space for himself in the hearts of the people of India after the film, based on Singh's former media advisor Sanjaya Baru's 2014 book of the same name, Kher said.
In a veiled attack on Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Vaghela accused him of "wasting" public money on the Statue of Unity and for "self-advertisement", and sought Rs 10,000 crore aid for welfare of the OBC community.
The former prime minister said that no government could change the course of the economy and broadly followed the path set by him as a finance minister in the Narasimha Rao-led government.
The former PM and Rajya Sabha member further said "we need" a strong and independent RBI which has to work in close cooperation with the central government.
Singh said it will be "foolhardy" to diminish institutions for short-term political gains.
Heaping praise on the BJP government at the centre, he said it has not only controlled the fiscal deficit, but also brought down inflation.
Manmohan Singh was speaking at the re-launch 'Navjivan', a Hindi newspaper that was first launched in 1919 by Mahatma Gandhi but was closed several times during the British regime.
Kejriwal and other accused persons were represented through advocate Mohd Irshad in the court.
Singh was speaking at the launch of a book "Fables of Fractured Times" by former union minister Manish Tewari where former Jammu and Kashmir chief minister Farooq Abdullah was also present.
Singh claimed that integrity of major institutions is facing many challenges in the country while noting that a nation without well functioning institutions is "bound to fail"
These projects include upgradation of infrastructure in three historic towns of Sultanpur Lodhi, Dera Baba Nanak and Batala.