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14th and current Prime Minister of India


Manmohan Singh is the first Indian Prime Minister since Jawaharlal Nehru to return to power after completing a full five-year term. Earlier, during his tenure as the Finance Minister from 1991 to 1996, Singh was widely credited for carrying out economic reforms in India in 1991 which resulted in the end of the infamous Licence Raj system.

Manmohan Singh

Manmohan Singh Info

Date of BirthSeptember 26, 1933
Place of BirthGah, Punjab, British India (now Pakistan)
Spouse (s)Gursharan Kaur (1958–present)
ChildrenUpinder Singh, Daman Singh, Amrit Singh
ResidencePanchavati (Official), Guwahati, Assam (Private)
Political PartyIndian National Congress, United Progressive Alliance
Alma materPanjab University, Chandigarh, St John's College, Cambridge, Nuffield College, Oxford
ProfessionEconomist, Civil servant, Social worker, Professor
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 This is a long war in which all political parties and all the people of India will have to stand united so that this scourge of terrorism is crushed. 
— Manmohan Singh after a bomb blast outside a court in New Delhi / September 07, 2011
 The path that he has chosen to impose a draft of the bill on parliament is totally misconceived and fraught with grave consequences. 
— Manmohan Singh in a statement in the Lok Sabha explaining about the arrest of Anna Hazare / August 17, 2011
 I was happy to meet representatives of the ULFA recently in New Delhi. The discussion was a good beginning and has given me hope for Assam and North East 
— Manmohan Singh after presenting the Fakhruddin Ali Ahmed Memorial awards for 2008 and 2009 at the Pragjyoti ITA auditorium / February 18, 2011
 I have never said that I have never committed any mistake, but I am not such a big culprit as is being projected. I wish to assure the country as a whole our government is dead serious to bring to book all the wrongdoers regardless of their position in 2G spectrum, CWG, ISRO and Adarsh scams. 
— Manmohan Singh / February 16, 2011
 Parliament has not been allowed to function for reasons I am not able to understand, we are making honest efforts to see the next session will be an orderly session. 
— Manmohan Singh / February 16, 2011

 We are prepared to deal with terror and many potential terror acts, 
— Manmohan Singh on the country's internal security / February 16, 2011
 The situation is now under control and people there can look forward to orderly development of processes. This will bring hope to youth there as development will bring employment opportunities. 
— Manmohan Singh on Jammu and Kashmir / February 16, 2011
 In allocation of 2G spectrum, the issue of licences were never brought to me or the Cabinet. I had told Raja to ensure issues are dealt with fairly, equitably, in a transparent manner. Told him to have an auction of Spectrum. Raja said he was transparent in his dealings. 
— Manmohan Singh on the 2G Spectrum scam / February 16, 2011