Former PM Manmohan Singh
Picture Supply : FILE Former PM Manmohan Singh

Congress Chief Mallikarjun Kharge penned a letter for the previous Prime Minister of India and social gathering veteran Manmohan Singh who retired from the Rajya Sabha marking an finish to his illustrious 33-year-long parliamentary journey on Tuesday. Kharge termed Singh’s retirement as an ‘finish of an period’. He additionally applauded the outgoing chief for his contributions to Indian politics and the nation. 

Kharge lauded Singh’s efforts for the agricultural poor. He wrote, “The MGNREGA scheme launched underneath your authorities continues to offer reduction to the agricultural staff throughout instances of disaster. The nation and notably the agricultural poor will at all times keep in mind you for making certain that they’ll earn a residing and reside with self-respect by way of this scheme.”

Appreciating Singh’s efforts as Finance Minister, he wrote, “The financial prosperity and stability that we take pleasure in immediately is constructed on the foundations laid by you together with our former Prime Minister, Bharat Ratna Shri P.V. Narasimha Rao. The present set of leaders who’ve reaped the advantages of your work are reluctant to credit score you on account of political biases. In truth, they appear to exit of their technique to converse sick about you and make private assaults towards you. Nevertheless, we additionally know that you’re giant hearted sufficient to not maintain that towards anybody.”

Manmohan Singh’s political profession

Singh, who first turned a Rajya Sabha member in 1991 after turning into the finance minister within the Rao authorities, had unsuccessfully contested the 1999 Lok Sabha elections from South Delhi. He was defeated by BJP’s Vijay Kumar Malhotra. His stint within the higher home was steady, aside from a two-month hole in 2019 when he was given a Rajya Sabha berth from Rajasthan.

Singh was a Rajya Sabha member from Assam for 5 steady phrases, from October 1, 1991 to June 14, 2019, and thereafter, was once more elected to the Home from Rajasthan after the brief hole. He’s a member from the state since August 20, 2019. Singh was the Chief of the Opposition within the Rajya Sabha from March 21, 1998 to Could 21, 2004.

He has typically been accused by the BJP for working a authorities that was marred by corruption. The social gathering had additionally termed “MaunMohan Singh”, alleging he didn’t converse out towards corrupt leaders in his cupboard. Singh had, nevertheless, hoped that “historical past could be kinder to me than the modern media, or for that matter, the opposition events in Parliament”.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi had lately lauded his position as a member of the higher home and mentioned his contributions would by no means be forgotten. Modi additionally mentioned that Singh typically got here to vote whereas being on a wheelchair, and that he did to strengthen democracy.

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