New Delhi: The good professor, who many were ready to send into retirement less than 24 hours ago, is back in the saddle - a second term as prime minister for a man who stood steadfastly by his principles and was ready to sacrifice his government rather than succumb to the demands of realpolitik.
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Manmohan Singh now gets a renewed - and strengthened - mandate to run the country, and this time around the agenda before him is more or less set with the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance emerging victor in this bitterly fought election which many thought would end in a split verdict.
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Image: Congress leader Manmohan Singh addresses the press after a meeting between the Congress party and nineteen leaders of regional and communist parties at the residence of Congress Party President, Sonia Gandhi, in New Delhi.
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