The union minister has hailed the former prime minister for giving India a new direction.
Former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh was awarded the M P Varghese Award 2022 in recognition of his lifetime contributions to the fields of Economics and the Indian economy.
The NDA nominee and former West Bengal governor received 528 votes while his rival candidate, Margaret Alva got less than 200.
The 89-year-old was admitted to the hospital on October 13 after feeling weak from a bout of dengue fever.
The former prime minister was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Wednesday.
Singh was admitted to the All India Institute of Medical Sciences on Wednesday evening after he complained of weakness following fever.
The former prime minister was admitted to the cardioneuro unit of the AIIMS and is under the care of a team of cardiologists led by Dr Nitish Naik
In a statement marking the 30th anniversary of economic liberalisation, Singh said he was deeply saddened at the devastation caused by the COVID-19 pandemic, the loss of millions of fellow Indians and livelihoods.
As face to face meetings are limited and there are no sessions of Parliament and assemblies, letters are gaining prominence in political discourse
Singh had taken both the doses of COVID-19 vaccine.