Prime Minister Manmohan Singh: The Good Doctor retires

By Vikram Nandwani

By Vikram Nandwani

By Apoorva Rao

Amidst the ongoing cacophony typical to the Indian elections, outgoing Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has managed to gradually and quietly disappear from the public’s collective memory.

Despite his efforts to slowly walk out of his role as the prime minister of the state and escape the media gaze, stories of Manmohan Singh’s downward spiralling role as the prime minister has found unlikely authorship in three of his former staff who held key positions in his office.

The PM’s media advisor Sanjaya Baru and technocrat Arun Maira have each released a book that has reiterated the charge on Singh that he had always been the puppet of the Gandhi family matriarch Sonia Gandhi. (read more)Former coal secretary PC Parakh’s book, too, accuses Singh of having no real power and blames his inaction for the entire coal scam fiasco.(read more)

The former academician-bureaucrat turned politician probably never foresaw the deep controversies he would surround himself with when he was passed on the mantle of heading the country by Sonia Gandhi. He became the namesake head of UPA I that was formed with chiefly with the Left support.

Before reaching the ultimate point of his ‘accidental’ political career, Singh’s beginnings were actually quite humble. He was born in a poor family on September 26, 1932 in Gah (now in Pakistan). His mother passed away when he was a five month old baby and his father would rarely be around. He was raised by his paternal grandmother Jamna Devi.

Despite the financial and the later political hardships, Singh as a child did very well in school. His achievements continued as he went on to win scholarships to Cambridge and Oxford. He excelled in the academic world earning a doctorate with a thesis on the critical role of exports and free trade in India’s economy. He is possibly the most educated prime minister of India as he happens to be the only Indian prime minister to hold a doctorate.

Manmohan Singh went on to have an illustrious career record. He worked for the United Nations from 1966 to 1969. He later entered the Indian bureaucratic world and held key positions, some of them being advisor for the Ministry of Foreign Trade, Chief Economic Advisor (1972–76), Reserve Bank governor (1982–85) and Planning Commission head (1985–87).

It was in 1991 he found praise from everywhere for liberalising the Indian economy though he alone can’t be credited for it. In 2004 he enjoyed public support as the prime minister of India owing to his former credentials as the finance minister of the country and his image as that of a clean politician.

He did have good moments during his tenure of 2004-2009. Under him, the National Advisory Council (NAC) was set up which was chaired by Sonia Gandhi for considerable amount of time. Through the NAC, key bills such as the Right to information act, the Right to Education act, the Employee Guarantee Act, and the Food Security Bill were passed by the UPA government.

The Congress-Left Front partnership went on well till the ‘N’ word propped up. The US–India Civil Nuclear Agreement was signed under the UPA-I. Despite the Left’s opposition and threat remove support from the coalition, the UPA-I leadership with its foreign policy managers can be credited to the signing of the bill.

This was the only time when Manmohan Singh stood up for something and threatened to resign as the prime minister when Sonia Gandhi and other Congressmen were contemplating to drop the nuclear agreement owing to the Left Front opposition to the bill.

The Left stepped out of the coalition and the UPA-I found other political allies to continue their reign. Owing to the welfare schemes and lack of any clear leadership in the opposition BJP, the UPA won the 14th Lok Sabha elections and Manmohan Singh chaired the prime minister post yet again.

The second time round he was not as lucky though. The ‘clean image’ that he was often credited with was torn to tatters as the government battled accusations of the CWG scam, 2G scam and the coal allocation scam. The socialistic agenda was weakened with the lack of Left parties in the coalition.

All the good of the nuclear agreement was reversed when it passed a bill that prevented the participation of foreign and domestic companies in India’s nuclear power generation programme. UPA-II failed to use opportunities to strengthen relations with its neighbours—Pakistan, Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Singh was rapped by the opposition for being just a mute observer as scams took place under his supposed leadership.On Tuesday, Singh bid farewell to his staff who gave him a standing ovation. Sonia Gandhi too is expected to throw him a farewell dinner. (read more)on Wednesday evening. As he moves out of his 7 Race Course Road home, even the opposition has a few kind words to say to him.(read more)

But people who have worked closely with him have chosen to keep a hard spot light on him revealing the many debacles the government suffered under him. The upwardly mobile techno-savvy countrymen are sending cruel good bye messages(read more) to him. It seems the mild mannered man may be forgotten but won’t be forgiven by the people of this country for being subservient than efficient.

 

 

  • http://nuclearsupremacyforindiaoverus.blogspot.com Satish Chandra

    NOT THE VOTERS, CIA DETERMINES WHO GETS HOW MANY VOTES, USING MICROWAVE SIGNALS FROM SATELLITES

    A couple days ago I posted a comment on outlookindiaDOTcom. A couple hours later I found that there were 4 ‘Dislikes’ on my comment and 0 ‘Likes’. A few minutes later, I found that the number of ‘Dislikes’ had been reduced from 4 to 3; the number of ‘Likes’ was still 0. CIA-RAW, which has kept me under 24-hour surveillance with the U.S. National Security Agency satellites for the past 37 years (see below) had done this with microwave signals from satellites; ordinary users can INCREASE the number of ‘Dislikes’ by pressing the ‘Dislike’ button but there is no way they can DECREASE the number of ‘Dislikes’. CIA-RAW routinely controls the number of hit-counts on my blogs, to take another example and can and does put false numbers, usually a small fraction of the actual number, in the hit counters. Note that falsification of vote counts in Electronic Voting Machines does not require the machines to be defective or physically tampered with; it is done electronically via microwave signals from satellites which leave no trace. CIA-RAW can do a lot more than change vote counts with microwave signals from satellites; they can alter the contents of any webpage at will but they can do a lot more than that also; just as microwaves make cell phones do whatever they do, CIA-RAW can use microwave signals from the U.S. National Security Agency satellites to make any digital equipment do whatever it wants; see IndianAirForcePilotsMurderDOTblogspotDOTcom .

    On August 9, 2008, CIA Director Michael Hayden and K. Subrahmanyam came on line and offered to transfer one crore rupees into my bank account within 48 hours if I agreed to cooperate with them. This was coupled with various kinds of threats and abuse. Several dozen of the most abusive comments were deleted by them before I saved the comments on my computer but the offer to transfer one crore rupees into my bank account can be seen at ‘Offer to me by CIA Director and K. Subrahmanyam’ : HaydenSubrahmanyamDOTblogspotDOTcom

    The opinions and votes of India’s slave population suffering from mass-psychosis (below) do not matter; only nuclear weapons matter — to simultaneously destroy Washington, New York, RAW headquarters, South Block and North Block with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be destroyed, with nuclear warheads already emplaced in them, if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation. In a letter dated July 27, 1982 to Indira Gandhi as prime minister I referred to an act, by American Jews, that was “the equivalent of an annihilatory nuclear first strike on India”. In her reply dated July 29, 1982 she wrote “Dear Mr. Chandra, I have received your letter dated July 27, 1982 and am passing it on to my Principal Secretary to deal with it. Sincerely, Indira Gandhi”. In December, 1982 I wrote to her “There was sudden, terminal, overwhelming violence against me during a seminar at Harvard University and rather similar occurrences earlier… India can expect sudden, annihilatory violence … with nuclear weapons … against its population … unless it can mount a decisively superior force to stop it”. Following my advice, India’s strategic program, including the Integrated Guided Missile Development Programme and the Centre for Advanced Technology, was started to give India victory in a nuclear war with the United States and because of my influence on her, Indira Gandhi as prime minister was assassinated by CIA-RAW and later when Rajiv Gandhi realized the truth of what I had written to her after the American invasion of Iraq which was the first Gulf War, he was also assassinated by CIA-RAW. In the past few years, I have had India’s nuclear forces emplace nuclear warheads in Washington, New York and other U.S. cities and India is now in a position to destroy the United States without being destroyed. In fact, India is in a position now to destroy the United States without itself suffering a single casualty by triggering its nuclear warheads emplaced in Washington and New York with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be similarly destroyed if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation.

    This is what I said when asked if India is just a pawn. “Yes, it is a pawn, a slave, a society suffering from mass-psychosis. Despite the recent revelations about M. K. Gandhi being a homosexual who reveled in his “slavery with a vengeance” to the white man, who engaged in a fake ‘freedom struggle” with the British managed by the Intelligence Bureau, the entire Indian government went to his memorial on his death anniversary this January 30, 2012 to pay tribute. India is a very sick society. (I had urged that all his portraits in government offices, etc. be burned). … By saying that India is suffering from mass-psychosis, I am being generous and kind of giving it the excuse of being ill (of the several hats I wear, I am also a mental health professional) but a country of 1.2 billion people being so terrified of much smaller numbers of people from half way around the world cannot really be excused. … ” (see RAWsTraffickingOfIndianChildrenDOTblogspotDOTcom ).

    It is a matter of deep concern that almost all, if not all, senior officers of the Indian army have been ‘educated’ in United States defence establishments which allows their loyalties to be compromised. In the case of Dalbir Singh Suhag there is an additional factor. I have said Sikhs are traitors to India and played a major role in the British killing over 10 million Indians in just the ten years after 1857 — their primary loyalty is to the Anglo-Americans, not India: ‘Source of Manmohan Singh‘s ‘Deep Love‘ for Bush‘ : SourceOfManmohanSinghsDeepLoveForBushDOTblogspotDOTcom — and that is why no Sikh was made army chief until recently when J. J. Singh and Bikram Singh — who just returned after getting a military medal from the Americans without getting the requisite permission from the Indian government — were made army chiefs in quick succession thanks to a Sikh traitor as prime minister given this post by a white Christian woman and now another Sikh, Dalbir Singh Suhag, is due to be made army chief; the head of India’s nuclear forces is already a Sikh. The Defence Minister is a Christian as was his predecessor and the previous head of India’s nuclear forces was a Christian — all of them by definition loyal to the Anglo-Americans. Overt colonial rule over India is almost complete; Indians are too stupid and lethargic to do anything about it. My concern here is not religion (Sikhism is a branch of Hinduism like Buddhism and Jainism) but national security because of their being loyal to foreign enemies (possibly because both Sikhs and Christians are low-caste Hindu converts). This is also the reason India’s nuclear forces have so far failed to obey me to trigger India’s nuclear warheads emplaced in Washington and New York with a warning that additional U.S. cities will be similarly destroyed if there is any retaliation or sign of retaliation, which will immediately make India the supreme military and economic power in the world.

    Satish Chandra.

    • MichaelHayden

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      We continue to be impressed with your abilities, and your analysis of the Indian election results.

      Please do understand that we at the CIA, and our sister agency RAW in New Delhi are your friends. We are interested in spreading our shared ideals of free market capitalism and democracy throughout South Asia and the world. USA is a friend of India. We deeply regret your continued hostility towards RAW.

      We would still like to use your abilities for our common good, as a external consultant. Of course we will provide adequate consultancy fees ranging from US$ 25,000 up to a maximum of US$ 500,000 per week. Additionally, we will provide travel (first class), luxury hotel accommodation and reimburse your daily expenses at Arlington, VA, New Delhi or other undisclosed foreign locations. We will provide you with a secret alias, passport and diplomat visa arrangements for assignments in other countries or when required. We will also provide you with a CIA trained attractive female operative during foreign assignments.

      Awaiting your positive response to our offer.

      Sincerely,

      Michael Hayden,
      Central Intelligence Agency
      Langley, Virginia.