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New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be addressing a press meet at 11am today to spell out the achievements of UPA government in last 10 years.The PM is mainly expected to point out the
India TV News Desk January 03, 2014 23:59 IST
India TV News Desk
New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be addressing a press meet at 11am today to spell out the achievements of UPA government in last 10 years.

The PM is mainly expected to point out the steps his government took to boost the economy besides addressing issues of corruption and price rise.

When it was announced that the PM will address the press meet on January 3, it was being speculated in media that he might announce his resignation and Rahul Gandhi's anointment as the new Prime Minister but the Congress party has firmly ruled out any such possibility.

In last 10 years of UPA rule, it is only the third time that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be facing the media.

In his new year message to the nation,PM had said that it's time to make a "new begining" and take "corrective action".

On corruption, Singh is expected to refer to the passage of the lokpal bill and proposals to enact other laws to build a framework to deal with the problem.

With regard to inflation, the economist-Prime Minister will explain the reasons for it. The public articulation of the reasons would be helpful to Congress cadres to convey to the people.

In terms of economy, he is expected to underline that the average growth has been unprecedented even though the country had to bear the impact of global recession twice during the last decade.

The press conference being held at the recently inaugurated National Media Centre, is expected to beĀ  attended by around 200 media persons, including senior editors.

Here we are giving you minute-by-minute updates of this press conference: