Endowed with a cool temperament and deep political prowess Narasimha Rao ji was always open to debates and discussions : Dr Manmohan Singh

Former PM Dr. Manmohan Singh’s message on the birth centenary celebrations of Former PM P V NarasimhaRao :

  • I am extremely happy that the Telangana Pradesh Congress Committee is holding year-long birth centenary celebrations of a great son of the soil, our former Prime Minister Late PV NarasimhaRao Ji.
  • Govt took office after sad demise of Shri Rajiv Gandhiji. I said “he’s no more but his dream lives on; of ushering India into 21st century; of a strong, united, technologically sophisticated but humane India.” Dedicated budget to his inspiring memory.
  • Economic Reforms were preceded by a push in that direction when Shri Rajiv Gandhi was the Prime Minister. Before that Smt. Indira Gandhi, herself was able to grasp the importance of re-orienting our economic policies.
  • Politically it was a big question if one could take hard decisions to meet the challenging situation. It was a precariously placed minority Government, which was dependent on outside support for stability.

PV NarasimhaRao ji can be called father of Economic Reforms in India. He was an important member of the Congress, working closely with Late Smt Indira Ji & Shri Rajiv Ji.

  • He was chosen to become Congress President after assassination of Shri Rajiv ji
  • India signed the South Asian Preferential Trade Agreement along with the SAARC countries. “Look East Policy” was also his brainchild to link India with East and South-East Asian countries.
  • That was a difficult era in politics. Endowed with a cool temperament and deep political prowess Narasimha Rao ji was always open to debates and discussions. He always tried to take the opposition into confidence.
  • PV NarasimhaRao ji left behind an unmatched legacy of being a linguist and a scholar. He was among the first converts to new technology by becoming adept with a computer & proficient with programming as he was always willing to learn new things
  • I once again pay my tributes to the memory of a great leader, our former Prime Minister Shri Narasimha Rao Ji, who was a friend, philosopher and guide to me in many ways

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