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Manmohan Singh’s Message On PV Narasimha Rao’s Birth Centenary Celeberations

Talking about the critical financial circumstances for the country in 1991, Singh said, “Politically it was a big question if one could take hard decisions to meet the challenging situation.”

Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, in his message, recalled the memories of Former PM PV Narasimha Rao on the occasion of birth centenary celebrations of the latter.

Manmohan Singh, who was PM from 2004 to 2014, said “I am extremely happy that the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee is holding year-long birth centenary celebrations of a great son of the soil, our former Prime Minister Late Shri PV Narasimha Rao Ji.”

Talking about the critical financial circumstances for the country in 1991, Singh said, “Politically it was a big question if one could take hard decisions to meet the challenging situation. It was a precariously placed minority Government, which was dependent on outside support for stability.”

Manmohan, referring to Rao as “father of Economic reforms in India”, said, “PV Narasimha Rao Ji was an important member of the Congress, working closely with Late Smt Indira Ji & Shri Rajiv Ji. He was chosen to become Congress President after the assassination of Shri Rajiv ji.”

Singh also reminded of the South Asian Preferential Trade Agreement India signed along with the SAARC countries under PM Rao. “Look East Policy” was also his brainchild to link India with East and South-East Asian countries, Singh said.

He also applauded Rao for his inclusive mindset and said, “That was a difficult era in politics. Endowed with a cool temperament and deep political prowess Narasimha Rao ji was always open to debates and discussions. He always tried to take the opposition into confidence.”

Addressing Rao’s love for technology, Singh said, “Narasimha Rao ji left behind an unmatched legacy of being a linguist and a scholar. He was among the first converts to new technology by becoming adept with a computer & proficient with programming as he was always willing to learn new things.”

Concluding his message with a heartfelt note, Singh said, “I once again pay my tributes to the memory of a great leader, our former Prime Minister Shri Narasimha Rao Ji, who was a friend, philosopher and guide to me in many ways.”

 

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