PM to present UPA-II report card Tuesday

Last Updated: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 00:32

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
will present to the people tomorrow a `report card` on the
performance of his government in the first year of its second
tenure.

The `Report to the People` was originally scheduled to be
unveiled at a function on May 22, exactly a year after the
United Progressive Alliance-II returned to power.

However, the function was cancelled in view of the Air
India Express plane crash in Mangalore in which 158 people
were killed.

The report card will list achievements of various
ministries and departments.

The document is likely to chronicle among other things the
Women`s Reservation Bill which has been passed in the Rajya
Sabha.

Congress president Sonia Gandhi is keen on securing its
passage in the Lok Sabha but the measure has been put on hold
in view of the stiff opposition by the Yadav trio - Mulayam
Singh Yadav, Lalu Prasad and Sharad Yadav - demanding quota
within quota.

The Right to Education (RTE) Act that would directly
benefit at least one crore children is also expected to be
highlighted in the report.

On the foreign front, the government is expected to refer
to the dialogue process with Pakistan and India`s efforts to
cement ties with almost all its neighbours.

On the economic front, the report is expected to highlight
how the government weathered the global financial crisis and
the depression and managed to keep an impressive growth rate.

Since 2004, when Congress-led UPA assumed power after
ousting the BJP-led NDA, the government has been bringing out
annual reports on its performance.

PTI



First Published: Tuesday, June 1, 2010 - 00:32

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