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Manmohan Singh to address nation on eve of demitting office

Thursday, 8 May 2014 - 2:25pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: IANS

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On the eve of his demitting office after ten years at the head of a UPA coalition government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is to "address the people" in a farewell address.

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would be demitting office on May 17, a day after the Lok Sabha elections results are announced. He had earlier this year announced his retirement, after a decade at the helm of two successive United Progressive Alliance (UPA) governments.

"It will be a kind of address to the people.. The process of writing the speech has begun," a PMO official told IANS.

On Jan 3, this year Prime Minister Manmohan Singh addressed his final press conference, and only his third one in ten years. He announced his retirement from politics at the press conference.

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