This is what the Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said yesterday:
- I wish to state categorically that I have nothing to hide from the public at large and as a proof of my bonafides I intend to write to the Chairman of the Public Accounts Committee that I shall be happy to appear before the PAC if it chooses to ask me to do so. As Prime Minister of this great country for six and a half years, I have tried to serve my country to the best of my ability. I sincerely believe that like Caesar's wife, the Prime Minister should be above suspicion and it is for this reason that I am prepared to appear before the PAC even though there is no precedent to this effect.
Then, PM goes on taking socialist Nehru's words:
Fifty years ago, Pandit Nehru had told an AICC Session:
- "we should remember that whatever we desire, it is for the 360 million people of the country and not for any small group or individuals. It does not mean that everybody will get everything but absolutely equal opportunity should be given to all the 360 million people. This cannot be achieved suddenly by magic or law. It will take time. But nevertheless we must move in that direction and must move fast."
But one thing is bluntly clear that the Congress is determined to maintain the 360 million people under the BPL of its own definition forever.
The following words ET has put Headline in today’s edition (
) but I could not find the exact word in his speech particularly the line "I may have made mistakes but". Delhi
As Prime Minister of this great country for last six-and-a-half years, I may have made mistakes but I have tried to serve my country to the best of my ability... I sincerely believe that like Caesar’s wife, the Prime Minister should be above suspicion.
Moreover, there is a lot of horrible jokes in the speech, please read it fully. My favourate one is below!!
- We will give particular attention to preserving our forests, mountains and rivers. We will make all efforts to mitigate air and water pollution.