Dr. Manmohan Singh bids adieu to Rajya Sabha after 33 years

Former Indian PM Manmohan Singh retired from the Upper House of Indian Parliament, closing curtains to his remarkable three-decade-long tenure. Dr. Singh first entered Rajya Sabha in 1991. 

He was the finance minister in the Narasimha Rao government from 1991 to 1996 and the prime minister of the two UPA governments from 2004 to 2014. His first budget in 1991 was historic as it paved the way for economic liberalisation in India.

KnowALLedge Plus:

>Dr. Manmohan Singh represented Assam for five consecutive terms from October 1, 1991, to June 14, 2019. He later resumed his tenure from Rajasthan.

>He was the third PM from the Rajya Sabha after Indira Gandhi (in her first term) and I.K. Gujral.

>He held the position of Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha from 1998 to 2004.

>In 1999, he made an unsuccessful attempt at contesting Lok Sabha elections from South Delhi, where he was defeated by BJP’s Vijay Kumar Malhotra.

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