Perfect relationship between PM, Sonia: Congress

Congress Monday dismissed as wishful thinking any suggestion that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s press conference today pointed at divergence of views with party president Sonia Gandhi.

Last Updated: May 24, 2010, 22:07 PM IST

New Delhi: Congress Monday dismissed as wishful
thinking any suggestion that Prime Minister Manmohan Singh`s
press conference today pointed at divergence of views with
party president Sonia Gandhi.

"The Prime Minister`s press conference was plain and
straight...it is a wishful thinking of those who do not wish
well of the party," party general secretary Janardan Dwivedi
said.

Dwivedi, who is also chairman if the AICC media
department, said "there cannot be a more perfect relationship
between a PM and party president as exists between Manmohan
Singh and Sonia Gandhi."

Besides, Dwivedi recalled that Singh was projected as Prime
Minister of the UPA ahead of the Lok Sabha elections last
year.

His remarks came in the context of Singh today ruling out
retirement since his tasks remain "unfinished", but offered to
make way for a younger leader if the Congress party wanted
that.

Singh scotched speculation of "mistrust and distrust"
between him and party president Sonia Gandhi, saying that
there was "not an iota of truth" in that.

He was asked whether he would make way for Rahul Gandhi to
take over during his current tenure which will end in 2014 and
whether the thought of retirement came to his mind.

PTI