Manmohan Singh Releases Coffee Table Book

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Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh released a coffee table book on Tuesday ‘Some Stories Left Untold’ on his contributions towards the development of Assam during his tenure as a Rajya Sabha member representing the state since 1991.

Releasing the book, Singh said that India needs young people to take over the management and development of the country.

The coffee table book was brought out by the Hiteswar Saikia Foundation, which is now being run by the former chief minister’s son.

A number of senior Congress leaders, including Kumari Selja, Debabrata Saikia and Sushmita Dev were present on the occasion.

Speaking about Debabrata Saikia, Singh said that India needs young people like Debabrata to lead the country in years to come, the youth must take over the management and development of our country.

He further said, “It is not for me to comment on the quality of the book, but I must compliment Manjit Kumar for having done the first rate job for documenting all the events associated with my innings in the development of Assam from 1991 onward. I must compliment him for the detailed analysis, documentation that is the hallmark of this coffee table book.”

Singh also reiterated that they took charge of him at a time when no other state was willing to offer him a seat in the Parliament. This is therefore, an honour that they have done to him which he would never be able to forget.

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