Never felt like quitting as I have a job to do: PM

Wednesday, February 16, 2011

NEW DELHI - Prime Minister Manmohan Singh Wednesday said he had never felt like resigning because he had a job to do and there was a lot of unfinished work.

“I have never felt like quitting, I will stay the course,” the prime minister told television editors and bureau chiefs at a media interaction at 7 Race Course Road, his official residence.

“I never felt like resigning because I had a job to do,” Manmohan Singh said in response to a question on whether he felt like quitting over the many allegations of corruption against his government.

“We have a lot of unfinished business to accomplish,” he said, adding that he had “never thought of giving up half way”.

“In a coalition government, there is a coalition dharma,” he stated.

Manmohan Singh said he was not afraid of appearing before any committee, including a joint parliamentary committee (JPC).

There is, he said, an “entirely wrong impression that I was blocking the agreement on a JPC. I have always said my conduct should be, like Caesar’s wife, above suspicion”.

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