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India's Ruling Odd Couple

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India's Ruling Odd Couple

India's Ruling Odd Couple

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India's ruling Congress Party is led by an unlikely pair. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is a former finance minister and a reclusive workaholic, while Italian-born Sonia Gandhi, widow of former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi, is considered the real power. Despite skepticism when they took office, Singh and Gandhi have proven effective leaders.