After Sonia refused PMship, prevalent expectation was that I should be next choice: Pranab Mukherjee
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New Delhi: Former prime minister Manmohan Singh has said ex-president Pranab Mukherjee had every reason for grievance at being ignored for prime ministership despite being more qualified but knew “I had no choice” in the matter, and that smoothened their relationship.
Singh’s comments at the launch of Mukherjee’s book — ‘The coalition years — in the presence of Congress president Sonia Gandhi and her deputyRahulGandhilefttheaudiencein splits. “In 2004, when Soniaji chose me to become the prime minister, Pranabji was one of the most distinguished colleagues that I had. He had every reason to feel a grievance that