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Complete text of Manmohan’s interview

Besieged by scam after scam, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh finds it necessary to explain things from his point of view.
 

He tacitly admits to coalition pressures but says he would complete his term. Excerpts from his interaction with TV editors Effort is on to sign treaties or to revise treaties which would enable us to get information from the affected countries where this money is stored.

 

We will take all possible measures to control this menace of black money, to bring back to our country the money which is legally ours I think in a coalition government there is a coalition dharma and obviously the things are not entirely the way I would like them….The country voted our party to be the leader of the UPA coalition and we have a lot of unfinished business to accomplish and therefore I have never thought in terms of giving up half way and I will stay the course.

Washington Post questions ethics in Indian media0

Washington Post questions ethics in Indian media

“Do you have in mind a clear political solution, even if you have not revealed the specifics?” Mr. N. Ram of The Hindu who was awarded ‘Sri Lanka Ratna’ gave the lead to Mahinda Rajapaksa in a recent interview. The Hindu, lobbying for Colombo, later titled the news “I have a political solution in mind: President Rajapaksa.” The Sri Lanka president in fact sounded vicious when he said “We defeated terrorists, not freedom fighters…What we refused to give Prabakaran, we won’t give to others,” and even on provincial elections he said “We can’t have elections under the 1981 Census,” indicating what schemes are hatching in his mind. Meanwhile, Indian journalists are accused of secretly helping politicians, businesses, said the lead of an article in Washington Post, Monday, in the context of a multibillion-dollar scandal causing the resignation of a DMK minister in the New Delhi Establishment.