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On Left Support, PM Turns Philosophical

New Delhi ; "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh quoted an oft-used idiom today when he was asked whether he missed the "structured support" of the Left parties.  He, however,
PTI May 24, 2010 16:29 IST
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New Delhi ; "If wishes were horses, beggars would ride", Prime Minister Manmohan Singh quoted an oft-used idiom today when he was asked whether he missed the "structured support" of the Left parties.

 He, however, quickly added that he would welcome all like-minded parties which supported the government's policies of "inclusive growth" to join hands to carry them forward.

The idiom is used for denoting a "useless wish" or wanting something which you cannot have.

The Left parties have been opposing economic reforms of the government and attacking it for its "failure" to curb rising prices of essential commodities.

"I would like all the like-minded political parties who support inclusive growth and well-being of the people to come and join us in carrying forward this process" of reforms for the people, Singh told a press conference here. PTI