Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has said attempts were being made to “destabilise polity” and accused the Opposition of getting “prematurely restless” to “force” early elections.
He made it clear that his government will “stay the course” and complete its full five year term.Addressing a press conference onboard special Air India Aircraft while returning from his visit to New York via Frankurt, Dr. Singh accused the Opposition of getting “prematurely restless” and asked them to be patient.
He said there was no dissension in his Cabinet in the context of the recent Finance Ministry note which suggested that P Chidambaram as the then Finance Minister had not done enough to ensure auction of 2G spectrum.Dr. Singh admitted that there could be a problem of perception about his government and there was a need to correct it.
“…I suspect there are other forces which want to destabilise our polity,” he said when asked about an impression that the UPA-II government had lost the goodwill and momentum it had in its earlier ‘avataar’.
Dr. Singh said in the UPA-I, there were newcomers and innovators as evidenced by the new flagship programmes they had brought.
“Now as far as the approval of UPA-II is concerned, the issues the government is accused of indulging in — 2G or something else — the Opposition thinks should have happened before elections,” Dr. Singh said.
“I think it has failed. They lost the elections and till then we have had this assembly (elections). The Congress party has been successful,” the Prime Minister said.
“Therefore, I suspect there are other forces which want to destabilise our country,” Dr. Singh said.