We can’t spare Manmohan Singh, says Congress

June 14th, 2012 - 1:40 pm ICT by IANS  

Manmohan Singh New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) The Congress could not spare Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, the party said Thursday, ruling out his candidature as president.

“Manmohan Singh will stay prime minister till 2014,” Congress leader Janardhan Dwivedi told reporters. “We cannot afford to spare Dr. Manmohan Singh,” he added.

It was the first comment of the party since Trinamool Congress’ Mamata Banerjee and Samajwadi Party’s Mulayam Singh Yadav Wednesday listed Manmohan Singh as one of their preferred choices for the president’s post.

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