Dr Manmohan Singh rules out early retirement
The Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh, asserted he is not thinking of early retirement. This is the second time he has spoken on this issue to end frequent speculation about him demitting office.
Dr Singh also set off speculation about the AICC general secretary, Rahul Gandhi, joining the Cabinet when he indicated that he would reshuffle his Cabinet before the Winter Session of Parliament in November. He also said he wanted to reduce the average age of his Cabinet hinting at a youthful team