Chidambaram demands Bharat Ratna for former PM Manmohan Singh on his birthday

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Bharat Ratna for former PM Manmohan Singh (Image: Twitter/ANI)
Bharat Ratna for former PM Manmohan Singh (Image: Twitter/ANI)

New Delhi : Senior Congress leader P Chidambaram on Saturday made a strong pitch of conferring Bharat Ratna to the former Prime Minister of India Manmohan Singh on his 88th birthday today.

“Today is Dr Manmohan Singh’s birthday. I wish the former PM many more years of good health and service to the nation. The story of Dr Singh’s life is a story of the rise of a young boy from a humble background to the heights of public service armed only with one tool — his education and scholarship,” he tweeted.

“The whole nation is proud of the life and service of Dr Singh and holds him as an example for every young boy or girl. If anyone in public life alive today is deserving of Bharat Ratna, it is undoubtedly Dr Manmohan Singh,” he added.

P Chidambaram had served as the Finance Minister of India under the Prime Ministership of Dr Manmohan Singh's 10 year long tenure from 2004 to 2014.

Earlier, Prime Minister Narendra Modi greeted his Singh on his birthday. “Birthday greetings to Dr Manmohan Singh Ji. I pray to Almighty that he is blessed with a long and healthy life,” Modi tweeted.