Chief Minister Sheila Dikshit today congratulated Prime Minister Manmohan Singh for topping Newsweek Magazine's list of 10 world leaders who have won respect and is described as "the leader other leaders' love".
"I would like to congratulate the Prime Minister for the feat. The nation has got a Prime Minister who is one of the best in the world," she said in the Delhi Assembly.
Although Dikshit wanted the House to pass a resolution hailing the feat, leader of Opposition V K Malhotra differed on it saying BJP would not be a party to such move.
"We are happy about the achievement. But equally the country has been facing lot of problems including unprecedented price rise during the UPA regime headed by Singh. We would not like to associate ourselves in the resolution," he said.
To this, a visibly upset Dikshit said she did not want "to create a controversy".
In an article titled "The Leader Other Leaders Love", the magazine said the economist-turned-politician Singh engineered the transition "from stagnant socialism to a spectacular takeoff in the global economy."
Besides Singh, British Premier David Cameron, French President Nicolas Sarkozy, Chinese Premier Wen Jiabao, Brazilian President Luiz Inácio Lula da Silva and Saudi Arabia's King Abdullah bin Abdel Aziz al-Saud also figure in the list.