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Congress parliamentary party elects Dr Singh as PM

Last updated on: May 19, 2009 14:43 IST

Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was on Tuesday re-nominated as Congress Parliamentary Party leader by party chief Sonia Gandhi to head the new government.

Gandhi named 76-year-old Dr Singh as the CPP leader to lead the government, at a meeting in the Central Hall of Parliament. He decision was unanimously approved by the members amid thumping of desks.

Fresh from the spectacular victory in the Lok Sabha polls, the meeting saw Gandhi, who was re-elected the CPP chairperson, telling Congress workers to put the party before self, remain disciplined and united to emerge even stronger in the future.