On the eve of his demitting office after ten years at the head of a UPA coalition government, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is to “address the people” in a farewell address. Prime Minister Manmohan Singh would be demitting office on May 17, a day after the Lok Sabha elections results are announced. He had earlier this year announced his retirement, after a decade at the helm of two successive United Progressive Alliance (UPA) governments. “It will be a kind of address to the people.. The process of writing the speech has begun,” a PMO official told IANS.