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ManMohan Singh has a Record-Presided over the most Corrupt Government in Indian History

Updated on December 12, 2017

The Beginning

The BJP government led by Atal Bihari Vajpayee was defeated in 2004. It was a victory for the Congress more by default as the BJP failed in its esteem among the people. In 6 years Vajpayee failed on almost all fronts and the manifesto of the BJP sounded like an empty promise. No Ram temple, No abrogation of Article 370, complete backsliding on Unified Civil Code and what not and he was thrown out.

The Congress led by its Italian leader Ms. Sonia Gandhi searched around for a leader. She wanted to be prime minister herself, but at that time Dr. Kalam the president, a real nationalist had other ideas. He was aware that if an Italian became PM of India it could lead to a massive agitation. Indian masses as yet could not accept an Italian as PM. She also wanted power and being unable to become prime minister did upset her.

She did the next best thing when she chose a weak-kneed man as PM. He was Manmohan Singh. Though highly qualified, he was unfit to be PM, yet the Congress pushed his case and he became PM. Here was a man made the PM, who could not even win a panchayat election being thrust as the PM of India.

Manmohan Singh accepted the offer to be PM with alacrity as he just wanted to sit in the chair, He was thus beholden to Sonia and agreed to send all files to her as well as give policy statements. He strutted around as the PM of India knowing very well that his leadership base was zero. Obviously, he had to do as he was told. The sad part is, he belonged to a race which had been uncompromising in battle and life and yet he threw in the towel.

The Reign of Corruption

Manmohan Singh became prime minister but he did not have the prerogative to choose his cabinet, which is the hallmark of a parliamentary democracy. Cabinet was chosen by Sonia Gandhi and the coterie around her. At one time he wanted to make Montek Singh Ahluwalia as the finance minister but Sonia put her foot down and Singh could do nothing. He, in fact, became a powerless puppet as many have vouchsafed.

His ability to take decisions was almost zero and with cabinet ministers directly responsible to Sonia Gandhi the principle of accountability to the PM went for a toss. Cabinet ministers also decided they were the authority as a systematic looting of the state exchequer commenced. It is difficult to estimate the exact amount of money siphoned off by these men but it could be in excess of billions of dollars.

Big scams took place right under the nose of the PM and he was powerless. In most cases, he willingly compromised himself as he could not stand up to Gandhi. The looting of the state treasury continued at a greater pace during the second term of the UPA government.

Last Word

Manmohan was himself the minister for Coal when another big scandal broke out. At a conservative estimate, this scandal was close to a billion dollars.He failed to accept responsibility and took shelter behind inane statements. This shows the dire straits to which the cabinet and Manmohan sigh had fallen.

The free for all had to end and Manmohan a Singh was shattered when his party could only win a handful of seats in the Indian parliament. Another casualty was an investigation by the CBI into various allegations in copter and aircraft deals. The trail pointed to top heads of the Congress party and Singh clamped down on CBI investigations.

History cannot absolve Manmohan Singh. He will have to answer, but this era in Indian history will go down as the time when the country was looted and like Nero he played the harp


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    • emge profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from Abu Dhabi

      Thank you. It's all very sad for all Indians that such a man was the PM for 10 long years-almost an era and all he said was 3 bags full, to his master the Gandhi-Nehru family.

    • AshutoshJoshi06 profile image

      Ashutosh Joshi 

      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      'Disgrace' is the correct word. Who cares how qualified he is - the so called 'Most Qualified PM' or for that matter 'Best Economist' tag...end of day they were mere tags. The decade long legacy has even shadowed the good he did in the past as a Finance Minister. The pot shots or innuendos may fade away but yes, he will be remembered even long after he is gone for creating a legacy called 'Corruption of Epic Proportion'

      I dont wish to be 'manmohaned' (adj meaning a state of silence) when the topic of his achievements prop-up :)

    • emge profile imageAUTHOR


      2 years ago from Abu Dhabi

      Well said ashutosh he will go down in history as a disgrace

    • AshutoshJoshi06 profile image

      Ashutosh Joshi 

      2 years ago from New Delhi, India

      He was nothing but a puppet, a PM who hardly spoke in a decade and even when he did that was only to defend the corrupt and criminals that congress party sheltered!!

      He sold his conscience and was 'hand in glove' in selling the the nation!


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