Sonia Gandhi chose not to become Prime Minister when she led the party to a stunning victory in the national elections in 2004. Instead, she anointed a loyal technocrat, Dr Manmohan Singh, as Prime Minister, while she called the shots on all important appointments and policies.
– Indian Planning Commission Member Arun Maira on Prime Minister Manmohan Singh
Source: Times of India, May 14, 2014
Writer after writer is peeing on Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s face!
Manmohan Singh has single handedly destroyed the reputation of the valorous Sikhs by his injudicious actions!
First, it was Manmohan Singh’s Press Adviser Sanjaya Baru, who unloaded his bladder into Manmohan Singh’s mouth.
Baru said Prime Minister Manmohan Singh “brought down the dignity of the office.” (Source: New York Times)
Now it’s the turn of Indian Planning Commission Member Arun Maira.
Maira all but called Manmohan Singh an impotent Chutiya!
OMG, how the mighty fall!
My Ire at Manmohan
Well, I do have a beef with Manmohan!
Hey Manmohan, you really should not have given me the cold shoulder when we encountered each other as you glared at me while walking down the corridor with your economist buddy (we both know who), the fella forever licking his student’s twat when he had a daughter only slightly younger than her!
But you were far too cocky then!
Right, naa? 🙁
Of course, it was obvious to discerning Indians long back that Manmohan Singh was merely a placeholder for Rahul Gandhi.
Unfortunately for the Italian memsaheb and fortunately for the Indian masses, Rahul Gandhi’s IQ seems to be on the same level as Bollywood mega-flop Abhishek Bachchan’s.
Manmohan, if you still have two pebbles hanging down I strongly recommend you pen your memoirs and expose that moron Rahul Gandhi and his Mama Mia for what they are.
Only a jackass like Rahul Gandhi would genuflect before Salman Khan, the butcher of Mumbai’s pavement dwellers.
Which writer is next?
No, but was put in Pinjra and not allowed to do what he wanted.
Singh gave you a cold shoulder?
Why don’t you share little more information with us, and explain the background of it?
Where does non-fiction end and where doth fiction begin? 😉
Is not all life fantasy or at least phantasmagorical.
The man is a brilliant economist and an honest, honorable person.
That is to say he belongs in indian politics like a sheep amongst a pack of wolves.
You write: The man is a brilliant economist and an honest, honorable person.
As an economist, Manmohan Singh is most definitely not in the class of Amartya Sen, Jagdish Bhagwati, Pranab Bardhan, Kenneth Arrow, Paul Krugman etc.
I cannot recollect any significant contribution made by Manmohan Singh to the discipline of Economics and his academic output (books, research papers etc) too seems meager to warrant your description of him as a “brilliant economist.”
Just because he is an Oxbridge alumnus does not make him a brilliant economist.
Second, your point about Manmohan being an “honest and honorable person” too is indefensible.
Manmohan Singh was a mute spectator to the looting and plunder of the country (including by his Cabinet members) – Telecom scandal, Coalgate, Defense Procurement scandals etc. So Manmohan Singh can hardly be described as an honorable leader.
A better description of Manmohan Singh would be:
I think he was a realist.
He couldn’t win an election and he knew that if he doesn’t take the job someone else will and corruption will happen no matter what.
He did what he could given the circumstances, no one could have predicted that this arrangement would turn out to be such a horrible mess the way it has become now with the most outrageous levels of corruption and robbery of national wealth that it makes the Bofors scam seem insignificant.
We all know Sonia and her coterie ran the show and he was just a figurehead. On the whole it did set a bad precedent and Congress needs to be decimated for that reason alone.
I agree that his economics credentials are overrated.
You write: I think he was a realist.
I suppose one could say that of every politician in the world.
In retrospect, it seems like his Congress predecessor P.V.Narasimha Rao had a lot more spine than this bootlicking slavish toady a.k.a. Manmohan Singh who hungered for the pomp and glory of high office.