Was called silent PM but faced press, says Dr. Singh
"People say I was a silent Prime Minister. But I wasn't the Prime Minister who was afraid of talking to the press. I met the press regularly, and after every foreign trip I undertook, I gave a press conference," Dr. Singh said.
"Don't want to boast of achievements, books speak for themselves"
About the books, which trace Dr. Singh's life as an economist and then as PM for ten years when UPA was in power, he said they speak volumes.
"I don't want to boast about achievements as prime minister but the events that took place are well described in these volumes, particularly in the volume that deals with 'Prime Minister Speaks'," he said.
Notably, once RaGa told PM Modi press-conference would be fun
PM Modi's reluctance to talk to press has got him criticism. Once Congress President Rahul Gandhi told him it would be 'fun to have questions thrown at you'. He had tweeted, "Btw its been 1,654 days since u became PM. Still no press conference (sic)?"