Brushing aside all doubts regarding the tenure of his Government, Dr Singh said: `I am sure all allies and supporting partners will strengthen our bonds and we will provide a stable government for five years.`
On the much debated topic of PSU divestment, Dr Singh ruled out divestment in ONGC and GAIL on May 20th stating: `PSUs like Gail and ONGC will remain in the public sector. There is no intention to privatise them. Similarly there are nationalised banks which will remain in public sector. These will not be privatised.
`We will not do anything which will throw large pool of workers jobless,` he added.