Manmohan Singh is often referred to as an economist, a reformer and an honest man. Is he any of these? Manmohan Singh is a clever person who has made everyone believe that he is a 'bechara' - or a Prime Minister by accident. The media has gulped this lock, stock and barrel and papers never tire of reporting that he is an 'honest' man, a 'reformist PM,' and also 'an economist' to boot.
1. Manmohan Singh
is an honest man: We do not know whether he is honest or not, but consider the facts: he has allowed open loot by everyone concerned. He has not dared to stop the bribe taking even when it was going on right under his nose. His action, at least, can be termed as intellectual dishonesty, which is worse than taking rupees personally.
2. Manmohan Singh is an economist: God knows how the media came up with this one. I mean, if we talk of Amartya Sen, we can cite his work, which puts him in the league of economists. On the basis of which work do the media call him an economist? Sure, he worked his way through his doctorate and taught and worked for the government but where is the dazzling and original economic ideas that 'economists' are known for?
3. Manmohan Singh is a reformer: The media has dubbed this man “the father of the 1991 reforms.” This is quite untrue, because the father of reforms has been former Prime Minister Narasimha Rao under whose directions this Singh was operating. How can a deputy be given be credit for something which his boss is pushing him? Yet, our Singh has never countered this wrong information, nor has the media figured this out. My question to the media is: what reforms has this fellow undertaken before or after 1991? The fact that Singh is taking credit for Rao’s actions once again shows his absolute intellectual dishonesty.
4. Manmohan Singh cares for the aam admi: This man, along with Sonia Gandhi, claims to be for the common man. Yet, all his policies has led India
to the path of decline. One may be rest assured that the aam admi will be the worst sufferer because of these mistaken policies.
5. Manmohan Singh is only an educator, not a politician: It is often said that Singh is a “reluctant politician.” That he was a teacher of some sort before becoming a politician. The only paper who can write such things are those who have never heard him speak. He falters in his speech, and even written speeches are delivered in a slow pace, even slower than Atal Behjari Vajpayee. One can bet that this “educator” put all his students to sleep, if at all, he was one.
I just wish the media stops calling him honest and reformist. He remains what he always was: a shrewd manipulator who has done everything to promote himself. If any proof is needed, take a look at how he manipulated events to neutralise Anna Hazare
and his team, how letters written by CAG and the Army Chief were leaked from his office, and how he has let the country slide - all for the sake of remaining Prime Minister. or maybe for the Congress party.