Dr Manmohan Singh became Prime Minister of India by chance. Sonia Gandhi did not wish to accept the office in 2004 because her children were scared that she might meet the fate of her husband and mother-in-law and be killed. Out of that mortal fear she surrendered her claim to the high office of Prime Minister and chose Dr. Manmohan Singh as the Dummy PM.
Old Manmohan is not a leader, least a political leader. He never won an election to the Lok Sabha and could never claim the chair of PM as a matter of right. He was subservient to a foreign lady called Sonia Gandhi in Bharat and Maino in Italy, her country of birth. More on her later.
Manmohan knew that he had assumed the high office as a BAKHSHISH from a Firang Ma'am and had no option but to kowtow to her every now and then; shall we say every day. The current joke had been that he never forgot to take permission of 10, Janpath where Sonia lived in the royal style about the colour of his turban.
The cartoonists took delight in portraying Manmohan as the yes man of Sonia. YES MINISTER of the BBC changed into YES MADAM.