In June 1991, India’s Prime Minister at the time, P. V. Narasimha Rao, chose Manmohan Singh to be his Finance Minister. Manmohan Singh in one of the interview said “On the day (Rao) was formulating his cabinet, he sent his Principal Secretary to me saying, ‘The PM would like you to become the Minister of Finance’. I didn’t take it seriously. He eventually tracked me down the next morning, rather angry, and demanded that I get dressed up and come to Rashtrapati Bhavan for the swearing in. So that’s how I started in politics”.