A lame duck is an elected official who is approaching the end of his or her tenure, and especially an official whose successor has already been elected.

Dismissing talk that he is a lameduck Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh today said he has been entrusted with the job by the Congress party from which he has not heard any contrary view.

Terming the perception that his government had gone comatose and was lameduck as clever propaganda of the Opposition to which some sections of the media had lent ear, Singh asserted that truth will prevail and his performance will speak.
Singh spoke of maximum possible cooperation that he was getting from Congress President Sonia Gandhi whom he met one-on-one every week. He had never felt that she was an obstacle.
During a 100-minute interaction with five editors at his official residence, a relaxed Prime Minister confidently fielded questions on a wide range of issues including the talk that Rahul Gandhi should take his place, the Lokpal Bill, corruption and relations with neighbouring countries.