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Perfect Relationship Between PM, Sonia, Says Cong

Congress on Monday dismissed as wishful thinking any suggestion that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's press conference on Monday pointed at divergence of views with party president Sonia Gandhi. "The Prime Minister's press conference was plain
PTI May 24, 2010 22:42 IST
PTI

Congress on Monday dismissed as wishful thinking any suggestion that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's press conference on Monday pointed at divergence of views with party president Sonia Gandhi.

"The Prime Minister's press conference was plain and straight...it is a wishful thinking of those who do not wish well of the party," party General Secretary Janardan Dwivedi said.

Dwivedi, who is also Chairman if the AICC media department, said "there cannot be a more perfect relationship between a PM and party president as exists between Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi."

 Besides, Dwivedi recalled that Singh was projected as Prime Minister of the UPA ahead of the Lok Sabha elections last year.

His remarks came in the context of Singh today ruling out retirement since his tasks remain "unfinished" but offered to make way for a younger leader if the Congress party wanted that.

Singh scotched speculation of "mistrust and distrust" between him and party President Sonia Gandhi, saying that there was "not an iota of truth" in that.

He was asked whether he would make way for Rahul Gandhi to take over during his current tenure which will end in 2014 and whether the thought of retirement came to his mind. PTI