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First year of UPA is of reasonable achievement: Manmohan Singh

Monday, May 24, 2010 01:03:35 PM, Agencies

Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh addressing the National Press Conference, in New Delhi on May 24, 2010

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New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday described the first year of UPA-II as one of "reasonable achievement" but said his government could have done more.

"I believe that the record of our first year of UPA-II is a record of reasonable achievement. I am the first person to admit that we could have done more," Singh told a press conference here.

He said one should not be satisfied with "what we have achieved".

"There is always room for improvement and for better outcome. But I do believe that the record of our first year is a record of reasonable achievement," he said.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday left it to the historians to judge his legacy, saying he was more concerned about the task at hand.

"I am not bothered about the legacy issue. I have a task to accomplish to the best of my ability. It is for the historians to pronounce judgements (on my legacy)," he said at a press conference here to mark one year of UPA-II.

Singh was responding to a question on what accomplishment he would consider as his legacy.


'Stress deficiency with Pak'

On India Pakistan relationship, Prime Minister, Dr. Manmohan Singh said no progress could happen in negotiations between India and Pakistan unless the trust deficiency is addressed.

“It is my conviction that … why we haven’t been able to make headway in composite dialogue is that there has been lack of adequate trust,” Dr Singh said.

Dr Singh said that trust deficit was identified as the core issue when he met his Pakistani counterpart Yousaf Raza Gilani in Thimphu, Bhutan, in April.

“We agreed that the trust deficit is a major problem blocking progress in the direction of going forward and that it should be our common endeavor to reduce the trust deficit. That’s when we agreed that the foreign ministers should meet,” he said.


Naxalism, Biggest Threat

In the wake of recent Naxalite attacks, Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh said that naxalism is the biggest threat to the internal security of the country, and added that the UPA Government is determined to tackle this threat.

“If you remember I have been saying since last three years that naxalism is the biggest threat to the internal security and it is not correct to say that the government has not taken serious action to tackle this problem", he said.

“I have discussed the matter many times with all the chief ministers and I believe that all CMs are of the same view that of the center,’ he added.

“We are determined to squarely tackle the threat of terrorism and ideological extremism of various kinds. I have on earlier occasions outlined our approach to tackling Naxalism,” he said.

“We are working on systemic changes in our national security system, paying due attention to the modernization and professional development of the police and security forces, investigating agencies and the law and order machinery", he said.


Zero tolerance against human rights violations

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Monday said his government was following “zero tolerance” policy against human rights violations.

“Our government has zero tolerance to human rights violations,” Manmohan Singh said while addressing the conference.

He was replying to a question related to a specific case of Indian Army soldiers accused of a civilian murder in 2000 in Jammu and Kashmir.







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