Wanted Rahul Gandhi in government: PM Manmohan Singh

Last Updated: Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 13:44

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh hailed Sunday’s Cabinet reshuffle, saying it is a combination of youth and experienced ministers.

Ruling out early elections, Dr Singh said today`s expansion of his Council of Ministers would probably be the last.

"I don`t see early elections. Elections will be held in due course," he told reporters at the Rashtrapati Bhawan after the swearing-in ceremony.

Asked whether this would be the last reshuffle, he said: "Hopefully, probably this is the last reshuffle."

On Rahul Gandhi, the Prime Minister said he always wanted him in the government but he has pre-occupations. "He wants to strengthen the party," he said.

“What is the road ahead?,” he was asked. The Prime Minister replied that the road ahead is full of challenges. To a question about the proposal to move some people from Government to party, he said: "The party also needs men and women of experience to strengthen it. They will be equally productive in the party."

(With PTI inputs)

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First Published: Sunday, October 28, 2012 - 12:45

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