1. Narendra Modi wishes Manmohan Singh on birthday. Read what he said

Narendra Modi wishes Manmohan Singh on birthday. Read what he said

Singh turned 85 on Tuesday. He was the Prime Minister between 2004 and 2014 during the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime.

By: | Published: September 26, 2017 11:07 AM
manmohan singh birthday, narendra modi manmohan singh, manmohan birthday, modi manmohan, manmohan singh age, manmohan singh career Prime Minister Narendra Modi today wished former PM and his predecessor Manmohan Singh on his birthday. (PTI)

Prime Minister Narendra Modi today wished former PM and his predecessor Manmohan Singh on his birthday. In a tweet, Modi said, “Warm birthday wishes to our former Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh. May he lead a long life filled with good health.”

Singh turned 85 on Tuesday. He was the Prime Minister between 2004 and 2014 during the United Progressive Alliance (UPA) regime. Singh’s political career started in 1991 when he was appointed as the country’s Finance Minister under late Prime Minister P. V. Narasimha Rao. In the same year, Singh helped usher in “liberalisation and privatisation” to the Indian economy.

Modi and Manmohan have been at odds over the former’s economic policies, especially the demonetisation decision of November 2016. Singh had then said that note was “organised loot and plunder”. However, both leaders have shared cordial relations whenever they have appeared in public together.

Last week while commenting on the state of economy, Singh had said the economy was on a “downhill path” because of the “adventure” of demonetisation which, he said, was not required at all, either technically or economically.

Interestingly, BJP MP Subramanian Swamy has also said that the economy is in a “tailspin” and it may move towards a slowdown.

On Monday, Modi formed an Economic Advisory Council (EAC) amid Centre’s attempts to give a push to economic growth which has witnessed a slowdown. The five-member EAC will be headed by NITI Aayog member Bibek Debroy, including NITI Aayog’s Principal Advisor Ratan Watal as a member and economists Surjit Bhalla, Rathin Roy and Ashima Goyal as part-time members.

As Prime Minister, Singh had an EAC headed by former RBI Governor C Rangarajan, who resigned in May 2014 after the UPA government lost power to BJP.

  1. Jayesh Sheth
    Sep 26, 2017 at 1:05 pm
    present p.m meet on his birthday and should ask for tips of better health of economy.
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      Sandy Pandit
      Sep 26, 2017 at 11:37 am
      Economy is in slowing down because people are afraid of loot and not directly floating money i market as Tax and other catch... earlier which they use to do freely...So need to see various reasons for economy slowdown along with loot done by previous government needs to be recovered and work on various pending issues from years and provide amenities and facilities to all along with free bees people who just rely on subsidies even though they are not needy and needy is far away from benefits and realizations of same.
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        Girish
        Sep 26, 2017 at 11:34 am
        Modi is simply Event Manager of India , he is no where comparable with brilliant Economist ,RBI governor and good Administrative disciplined Prime Minister of India , very unfortunate Soniya Gandhi molested him with series of corruptions, with his generous temperament, That's why today after doing good reform in economy Manmohan Sing behind the curtain , by corrupt congress and their president ,Gandhi family, and their corrupt surroundings,Allies of UPA. which India is on back foot , BJP also sent country in distress situations , Congress is also lost credibility due to corruptions made by Soniya's son-in-law, PV Narsimharao's son-in-law, PC 's Son involved in scamps , NCP leader Pawar also part of this with RJD Lalu in UPA, For all these bunch of corrupt leaders ,people of India should write them off permanently,
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          NKM
          Sep 26, 2017 at 3:10 pm
          Agree.people afraid on corruption. Earlier most of the people while buying property cashcomponent was more than payment by cheque. Now the trend changed. It is good. Demonitisation has brought a required change. Black money in 500 n 1000 notes were hanging hands. Now is it possible. No doubt growth speed reduced . This due to checking corruption. I am not economist nor highly qualified. But the demonitisation is certainly need of the hour.
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