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Manmohan Singh to call on President Pranab Mukherjee, submit his government's resignation

Friday, 16 May 2014 - 2:43pm IST | Place: New Delhi | Agency: PTI

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The 10-year tenure of UPA-II will formally come to an end tomorrow after Prime Minister Manmohan Singh calls on President Pranab Mukherjee and submits resignation of his government.

"The Prime Minister sought time and the President has given time for 12:45 PM tomorrow," Rashtrapati Bhavan Press Secretary Venu Rajamony said today.

Ahead of the meeting, official sources said that 81-year-old Singh will hold a customary meeting of the Union Cabinet. 

Singh, who became the Prime Minister in 2004 and retained the post in 2009, will address the nation immediately after meeting the President. Later, he would host tea for the members of his Council of Ministers after which the President will host a dinner for all of them.

Singh will soon vacate his official residence at 7, Race Course Road and move into a bungalow at 3, Motilal Nehru Road.

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