New Delhi: Against the backdrop of stiff
opposition by Trinamool Congress to various key issues, Prime
Minister Manmohan Singh on Friday expressed confidence that
"temporary problems" would be overcome.
"We have our problems but I am confident that if we have
the will and determination, we will overcome these temporary
problems," he said here.
He was responding when asked at a joint press interaction
with Trinidad and Tobago Prime Minister Kamla Persad-Bissessar
whether the UPA government`s development agenda was being
affected as its coalition partners appeared to create
Turning philosophical, Singh said, "Life would not be
worth living if it were not beset with one problem or the
other. We are a large country with great complexity and great
His statement assumes significance as the stiff opposition
by Trinamool Congress has led the government to put on hold
the decision to allow FDI in retail and scuttled attempts to
pass the Lokpal Bill in Rajya Sabha.