PM Manmohan Singh to hold last Cabinet meet on May 17, resign thereafter

Outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be addressing his last Cabinet meet on May 17 at 11.30 am before the dissolution of the 15th Lok Sabha.

Last Updated: May 14, 2014, 18:20 PM IST

Zee Media Bureau

New Delhi: Outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will be addressing his last Cabinet meet on May 17 at 11.30 am before the dissolution of the 15th Lok Sabha.

Singh, who had earlier announced that he was not seeking third term in case United Progressive Alliance (UPA) comes back to power, will also submit his resignation to President Pranab Mukherjee, a day after the Lok Sabha election results are to be declared.

On January 03, 2014, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed his final press conference, and only his third one in 10 years. He announced his retirement from politics at the press conference.

Known as a workaholic who has never taken a holiday, Manmohan Singh has not even now drawn up any holiday plans after retirement, say people close to him.

The Prime Minister will address the nation before demitting office.

Manmohan Singh, India`s 13th prime minister and the first technocrat to rule the country, will still be visible in public life - as a Rajya Sabha member. He was re-elected for a six-year term last year, his fifth successive since 1991.

81-year-old Singh was given a standing ovation by his staff during a farewell hosted for him on Tuesday, his last working day at his South Block office, when the Cabinet also met and cleared the elevation of the Indian Army Vice Chief, Lt. Gen. Dalbir Singh Suhag, as the new head of the force.

"I am very thankful to you all for your service to the nation. May god bless you," Manmohan Singh told the PMO staff.

(With agencies inputs)