Congress will be number one after polls: Manmohan

April 3rd, 2009 - 1:19 am ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh London, April 2 (IANS) The Congress party will again win the Lok Sabha polls, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh said here Thursday.
Addressing a press conference on the sidelines of the G-20 summit here, the prime minister said: “The Congress will be number one (after the polls).”

Asked by a reporter whether the polls would be ’saaf sutra’ or free and fair, the prime minister said: “The polls will be free and fair, I guarantee that, and the Congress will be the number one party.” India will hold five-phased parliamentary polls from April 16 to May 13.

Earlier, to a question, he said that the economy was growing at the rate of 9-10 percent per annum to achieve a growth rate of 8.6 percent.

He said his government had done everything to ensure that the economic growth was “all inclusive”.

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