The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday said that the whole world is discussing the corrupt practices of Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and pointed out an article in the leading US daily ‘Washington Post’,which described him as a silent PM,saying the whole world knows that his corrupt throne is wobbling.
BJP leader Mukhtar Abbas Naqvi said,”Tere Bhrashtachar ke charche har zubaan par,sabko maalum hai,aur sabko khabar ho gayi”.
He said that it was never expected that the image of such a reputable person would get demolished in such a manner.
“This is absolutely right. Now,the whole world knows that this corrupt throne is wobbling. Manmohan Singh had a very good reputation throughout the world,he was known as a responsible person and a very good economist. We never expected that the image of such a good person will get demolished in such a manner,” said Naqvi.
“Everything was taking place under his nose and he was silently watching all the happenings,” he added.
Naqvi further alleged that the Congress Party has now become the multinational company of corruption under the leadership of Manmohan Singh and Sonia Gandhi.
The Washington Post report said that,”the shy,soft-spoken 79-year-old is in danger of going down in history as a failure”.
“But the image of the scrupulously honorable,humble and intellectual technocrat has slowly given way to a completely different one: a dithering,ineffectual bureaucrat presiding over a deeply corrupt government,” the report said.
“Every day for the past two weeks,India’s Parliament has been adjourned as the Opposition bays for Singh’s resignation over allegations of waste and corruption in the allocation of coal-mining concessions,” it adds.
The Washington Post report also mentions PM Manmohan Singh’s “dramatic fall from grace” in his second term.
In July ,the Time Magazine had dubbed Manmohan Singh as an “underachiever”,saying he appears “unwilling to stick his neck out” on reforms that will put the country back on the growth path.
Govt rages at Washingtonm Post’s anti-Indian PM write
A US daily’s trenchant criticism of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh has come under attack from Information and Broadcasting Minister Ambika Soni,who plans to take up the issue with the External Affairs Ministry so that “strong action” can be taken in the matter.
“The article on the prime minister by a paper like Washington Post is unacceptable. The claims made there are completely baseless and we reject it,” she told reporters.
Soni was reacting to an article in ‘The Washington Post’ with the headline ‘India’s ‘silent’ prime minister becomes a tragic figure’.
The article said Manmohan Singh had helped set India on the path to modernity,prosperity and power but critics now now say that the shy soft-spoken leader is in danger of “going down in history as a failure”.
“….But the image of the scrupulously honourable,humble and intellectual technocrat has slowly given way to a completely different one: a dithering,ineffectual bureaucrat presiding over a deeply corrupt government,” the write up said.
Soni said she would take up the issue with the Ministry of External Affairs and other government departments and act against it.
“They had done this kind of things earlier and had apologised. If the Washington Post has written things like this against the prime minister,trust me I will take strong action against them,” she said.
Similarly,a couple of months ago a ‘Time’ magazine article that had dubbed the prime minister as an “underachiever” and “unwilling to stick his neck out” on reforms had created a storm. The government had then too reacted strongly against it.
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