Manmohan Singh as a New Indian PM
24 May, 2004
Manmohan Singh, India's first Sikh prime minister, says he wants to push the peace process with Pakistan and friction should be "a thing of the past".
The 71-year-old Singh, who as finance minister unleashed the country's seminal economic reforms in 1991.The new leader pledged to continue economic reforms with what he described as a human face.
A visibly relaxed Sonia Gandhi, who had to face tremendous opposition from her party over her unexpected refusal to take up the prime minister's post, added: "I think our country will be safe in Manmohan Singh's hands and i will continue as Congress president."
1- Why do you think Mrs. Sonia Gandhi refused to become the PM Of India?
2- Do you think as a (Minority) Sikh PM, He would be in stronger position to take bold decisions for the continuation of peace process between India and P Pakistan ?