Manmohan Singh not to accord Advani privilege of being alternative PMApril 10th, 2009 - 10:54 pm ICT by ANI
New Delhi, Apr 10 (ANI): Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh on Friday said he did not wish to have a live television debate with Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) prime ministerial candidate Lal Krishna Advani as he did not want to accord him the privilege of being an alternative prime minister.
“I am not a good speaker, but I take decisions. I believe that the proof of the pudding is in the eating. What is the record of Advani?” Singh said while his interaction with members of the Indian Women’s Press Corps.
Singh attacked Advani for repeatedly calling him a weak Prime Minister.
“I am not used to abusive language. That is the culture inherited from parents, from teachers and the concept of what Indianness is. Using harsh language does not solve any problem and accentuates conflict,” he said.
Singh also admitted that his government had failed to ward off terror attacks.
“We have not been successful in warding off terrorist attacks,” he added.
The Prime Minister could not deny the possibility of terrorists disrupting the poll process.
“Every effort is being made to disrupt the poll process through infiltration. We are alert and have to be alert to deal with the menace,” he added. (ANI)
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