Manmohan Singh hits back at ‘silent PM’ jibe, says he dealt with media, held press conferences

(UNI) Responding to those labelling him as the ‘silent Prime Minister’, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Tuesday stated that he had never been afraid of speaking to the press although he did not brag about his goals are his achievements as the Prime Minister.

Speaking at the launch of his book, “Changing India’ published by Oxford University Press, Dr Singh said,“People say I was a silent Prime Minister. I think these volumes (of his book ‘Changing India’) speak for themselves. I don’t want to boast about my goals or my achievements as Prime Minister. But the events that took place are well described in these volumes, particularly the volumes which deal with the Prime Minister’s speeches. ‘

He further said that “I was not the Prime Minister who was afraid of talking to the press. I met the press regularly and on every foreign trip I had a press conference on return in the plane or immediately after landing”.

‘Changing India’ is a collection of Dr Singh’s writings, speeches and the journey to public life, in five volumes.