January 4, 2014

Singh Has Been India's Hapless Bystander

Barkha Dutt, Hindustan Times

The Associated Press

Has he overstayed his welcome? That question, cruel as it is, dominates any objective assessment of Manmohan Singh’s decade in power. The answer is entirely self-evident. Had the PM shown the sagacity to quit at the peak of his popularity in 2009 or mid way when corruption scandals swallowed his capacity to commandeer a clean government or even towards the near-end when Rahul Gandhi’s outburst against a patently flawed ordinance clearly mocked the last vestiges of his personal authority, he may still have been remembered differently

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