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PM gives 6 on 10 for UPA's performance

May 17, 2005 00:37 IST

As his government completes one year in office, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on Monday gave six out of ten marks to its performance but said he was not satisfied with it and emphasised the need for reform of government, political system and judiciary.

"I am not satisfied with what we have been able to do in terms of implementing new policy initiatives," he said in a frank appraisal of his government's working at the Congress Working Committee meeting in Delhi.

The prime minister said a journalist had recently asked what score he would give to himself and his government.

"And I said 6/10. For some, this may seem a reasonable mark to get but I have never been satisfied with 60 per cent," 72-year-old Oxford-educated Dr Singh said, adding, "I do sincerely believe that we can do better. In the coming year, that will be our endeavour."

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