A standing ovation and emotional farewells greeted Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on his last day at work after 10 years in office. Later today, he will chair the last meeting of his cabinet’s economic panel as he prepares to demit office on Saturday, a day after the national election verdict. To his staff at South Block, his office of 10 years, Dr Singh said, “You served the nation well. God bless you.”
Manmohan Singh will host a farewell for his officers at his residence, 7, Race Course Road, a sprawling bungalow complex that he will vacate on Thursday, a day before the results.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi will host a farewell dinner for him tomorrow where he will be gifted a memento signed by all members of the Congress Working Committee. The PM will chair his last Cabinet meeting on Saturday after which he will go and meet President Pranab Mukherjee. He is also likely to address the nation.