Senior Congress leader Pranab Mukherjee on Friday spoke about various issues after stepping down as the 13th President of India from 2012 until 2017. Speaking during an interview with India Today, Mukherjee said, “India is a developing economy. Every government at every point of time will have to face some kind of challenge. Today governance itself is a big challenge. In complex situations, new technology always brings disruption and the government needs to adjust itself with that disruption.” Further in his conversation, he also spoke about the challenges the current government is facing. He said, “Problems are there no doubt. If there has been economic growth or higher desired level of economic growth its natural that there will be problems and sufferings.”
When asked about the current situation Congress party is in at the moment, Mukherjee said, “I have hopes that Congress will reinvent itself. The Congress as a party has the capacity to rework on its problem and revive itself.”
“Congress is not confined to one section, it is a mass party,” he said adding that the party faced many problems during different phases but they bounced back. When asked about his experience with the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) government and PM Narendra Modi, he said, “I and PM Modi knew how to manage disagreements and how to keeps things to ourselves.”
With a political career spanning over six decades, Mukherjee served as the 13th President of India from 2012 until 2017.