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PM to present UPA's report card to 'aam aadmi'

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Last updated on: May 11, 2010 11:28 IST
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Prime Minister Manmohan Singh will present a report card to the 'aam aadmi' on the 'successful completion' of six years of the United Progressive Alliance's stint at the Centre at a massive media conference on May 24. The occasion will commemorate the sixth anniversary of the UPA regime at Vigyan Bhavan in New Delhi.

In a communication to the secretaries in the various ministries, the prime minister's office has sought details of the successful projects or missions undertaken by that particular ministry, to be included in the final report.

Senior ministers are expected to be present at the media conference. Dr Singh's Information Advisor Dr Harish Khare will conduct the show.

As many as 250 news channels and 1,500 accredited correspondents will cover the media conference at Vigyan Bhavan.

Dr Singh will also answer question from media centres in Chennai, Bangalore, Kolkata Mumbai and Hyderabad, via video conferencing.

The Press Information Bureau and the ministry of external affairs is considering fielding questions by correspondents based in foreign locations via video. 

On the evening of May 24, Congress president and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi is planning to host a reception for UPA allies and Congress Members of Parliament. The venue for the reception will be finalised after consultations with the PMO and UPA leaders.

The All India Congress Committee has also asked the chiefs of its state units to plan celebrations to mark the sixth anniversary of the UPA.

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