GN Bureau | January 3, 2014
Prime minister Manmohan Singh addressed a press conference on Friday morning (January 3). In his opening remarks speech and the subsequent Q&A session, he, among other things, staunchly defended the UPA government’s performance of last 10 years, derided the BJP's PM candidate Narendra Modi as a “disaster”, and, for the first time, made it clear that he would not be the Congress’s prime ministerial candidate for the upcoming Lok Sabha elections.
The last move implies that Congress might very soon be announcing Rahul Gandhi’s name as its prime ministerial candidate.
The question, then, is: would the prime minister’s press conference help redeem the Congress’s credibility, thereby improving its prospects in the upcoming Lok Sabha elections, in any matter?
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