Debating India

ELECTIONS 2004

They’re proud to be PM’s tenants

Shruti SETIA

Thursday 20 May 2004, by SETIA*Shruti

CHANDIGARH : What’s common between House No 727, Sector 11 here, and 7 Race Course Road , New Delhi ? Dr Manmohan Singh.

The family staying in the house they rented here a month ago are delighted to be "PM’s tenants", a definite high from mere "former FM’s tenants."

But what made the Tyagi family settle for this house? "Impeccable credentials, if you will, of the landlord. Had the house belonged to some other politician we would have thought twice about it. Dr Manmohan Singh’s clean image clinched the deal for us," Rachna Tyagi said.

Rachna’s husband Deepak is a neuro-surgeon at a hospital in Mohali. While the elders were feeling proud about their landlords, their son, six-year-old Yajur, was also visibly excited. "This is Dr Manmohan Singh’s residence."

While TNN spoke to the Tyagis, one of Rachna’s friend called up to ask her about her landlord. She said it was Dr Manmohan Singh. The response was obvious,"Please don’t joke."

See online : The Times of India

P.S.

in The Time of India, Thursday, May 20, 2004.

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