Manmohan Singh weakest Prime Minister of India

Discussion in 'Politics & Society' started by tiranga, Jan 10, 2012.

  1. tiranga

    tiranga Tihar Jail Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2012
    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    70
    Dr. Manmohan Singh played a vital role in India’s development as an economic power, especially for the reforms he had devised as the Finance Minister in 1991. However, when it comes to being a Prime Minister, he has not attained much success. The recent row of Political scams in India is proof enough to show that his cabinet has suffered widespread corruption. Though, it is not just the scams, but the government’s overall inability to operate that has come under immense scrutiny in the recent past. Following the Commonwealth Games , Adarsh Housing scam and the 2G spectrum scam, the ISRO row has made things worse for the ruling Congress party. It is not just the political parties, but even taxpayers who have shown disappointment and anger over the government’s failure to be transparent regarding the scandals. An efficient Comptroller and Auditor General of India has proved to be of immense trouble to the ruling coalition and definitely exposed a lot of chinks in the government’s Armour.
    [​IMG]Indian Prime Minister - Dr. Manmohan Singh Kohli
    The Opposition has not lost any chances of pointing out maladies in the coalition government that has shown weakness and a lack of support from ally parties. Asserting that the government has failed miserably in tackling the recent corruption scandals, the BJP President, Nitin Gadkari, had said, “This UPA government has no will to fight corruption. The media interaction was a cover-up act on corruption”.
    Demands being made for the scrutiny of all the four corruption scandals are not unwarranted. It is the taxpayers’ money that has been lost and the Opposition has each and every right to know the details in the most transparent manner. Dr. Manmohan Singh has failed to impress upon anyone regarding the way he has handled the whole situation. Going to the media, to vent your ire is not the way a Prime Minister should act, but the people are the ones he should be answerable to.
    Had it been for a strong coalition, the government would have taken action on quite a lot of issues by now. As an excuse to the parliament not working properly, the Prime Minister has blamed the Opposition. Though, Dr. Singh has absolutely forgotten that had he announced a Joint Parliamentary Committee to investigate the 2G scam earlier, the legislature would have been functioning in a more efficient manner.
    The coalition government is in troubled waters, the media and the opposition will not let the guilty go Scott free from this situation. Manmohan Singh administration will have to come out in the public about each and every allegation that has been raised and account for the losses India has suffered. A failure to be open about the scams will only lead to a stalled parliament and a failed government. According to Indian Political Pundits Manmohan Singh is the Worst , Meek and weakest Prime Prime Minister India has ever Seen.


     
  2.  
  3. tiranga

    tiranga Tihar Jail Banned

    Joined:
    Jan 8, 2012
    Messages:
    251
    Likes Received:
    70
    ^^^ Have your thoughts and the future of India with these kind of spineless and brainless idiots
     
  4. W.G.Ewald

    W.G.Ewald Defence Professionals/ DFI member of 2 Defence Professionals

    Joined:
    Sep 28, 2011
    Messages:
    14,140
    Likes Received:
    8,529
    Location:
    North Carolina, USA
    A Sikh can be meek and weak? Who knew?
     
  5. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    31,663
    Likes Received:
    17,163
    Location:
    EST, USA
    Dr. Manmohan Singh is a Ph.D. I would not use the term meek, but Ph.D.s and highly educated people are usually soft spoken and polite, and come across as meek.

    I am sure, beneath that soft outer covering of his, he's got a nerve of steel and he is more courageous than those warmongering tongues that are always brandishing their figurative swords.

    If you noticed here in DFI, soldiers and ex-soldiers seldom resort to using expletives. The ones who actually do so, are the civvies.
     
    The Messiah and asianobserve like this.
  6. civfanatic

    civfanatic Retired Moderator

    Joined:
    Sep 8, 2009
    Messages:
    4,562
    Likes Received:
    2,526
    Location:
    తెలంగాణ
    Singh is a lion in a rabbit's body. Don't underestimate him.
     
    Poseidon likes this.
  7. asianobserve

    asianobserve Elite Member Elite Member

    Joined:
    May 5, 2011
    Messages:
    7,308
    Likes Received:
    2,976
    And more importantly he has good economic instincts. He can be likened to China's Deng, well, Deng-lite. BUt since India is a democracy it's not so easy to impose his economic policies especially with the ever influential ultra-nationalistic "non-allied" politicians and remnants of the Soviet era (with Soviet anti-Capitalist mentality to boot)...
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2012
    Rage and pmaitra like this.
  8. Payeng

    Payeng Daku Mongol Singh

    Joined:
    Mar 7, 2009
    Messages:
    2,521
    Likes Received:
    767
    Location:
    Neistan
    Our Hon'able PM Dr. MMS is a learned and Polite person, he is do not shouts a lots like the MPs who gets elected for Lok Shabha. He can be considered a better person then a politician.
     
    The Messiah likes this.
  9. sukhish

    sukhish Senior Member Senior Member

    Joined:
    Dec 30, 2009
    Messages:
    1,091
    Likes Received:
    262
    May be the loh purush lord advani, should replace him. Hafiez seed would be the happiest man if mr advani becomes prime minister.
     
  10. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    43,117
    Likes Received:
    23,545
    Location:
    Somewhere
    Yes, he has not been much of a PM since he has not shown the authority that is required of a PM.

    His disadvantage is that he does not understand the hurly burly of Politics, and more importantly, he has been prevented from functioning as the PM by the High Command and the Ministers and he did not have the gumption to assert himself, his policies or the dare to resign!
     
    Rage and tiranga like this.
  11. Bhadra

    Bhadra Defence Professionals Defence Professionals Senior Member

    Joined:
    Jul 11, 2011
    Messages:
    6,687
    Likes Received:
    2,357
    Congress has failed miserably to manage coalition government and unbridled greed of the politicians and bureaucracy.
     
    tiranga likes this.
  12. lemontree

    lemontree Defence Professionals Defence Professionals

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Messages:
    811
    Likes Received:
    640
    ..and the Lord said the meek shall inherit the earth.

    Dr. Manmohan Singh, is heading a coalition govt. Anyone in his place would be just as good or bad. I would love to see Narendra Modi try and convince Mamta Bannerjee on an issue that she is against. The media as usual would have a field day and the public would the curse Modi.
     
    The Messiah likes this.
  13. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Messages:
    21,005
    Likes Received:
    11,850
    Location:
    Akhand Bharat
    Are u sure. He is the most educated and Intelligent prime minister we ever had. Soniya darling made him prime minister coz he is a bureaucrat not a politician. That's y he looks spineless to you
     
    The Messiah likes this.
  14. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Messages:
    21,005
    Likes Received:
    11,850
    Location:
    Akhand Bharat
    MMS is a bureaucrat not a politician. He believes in doing work not to be in media limelight like others.
     
    The Messiah and pmaitra like this.
  15. Daredevil

    Daredevil On Vacation! Administrator

    Joined:
    Apr 5, 2009
    Messages:
    11,613
    Likes Received:
    5,670
    One can give a pass to MMS that due coalition politics because he is unable to unleash economic reforms but what about stopping the populist and retrogressive socialist policies like Food Security Bill and NREGA. What happened to his economic instincts?. As far as I'm concerned he is a nikamma PM who cannot get his way in his own government that he heads. His speeches also doesn't exude confidence what with his foot-in-the-mouth disease - like he couldn't stop 2G scam due to coalition compulsions or his recent burb that he will now try and provide a honest governance. He is a joke! and has no legacy left behind by him that people can remember him for.
     
    parijataka and Vyom like this.
  16. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    43,117
    Likes Received:
    23,545
    Location:
    Somewhere
    Actually, Manmohan Singh is a good man and he is a total failure as a politician.

    He is not wily and he is an academic.

    He has failed to show any leadership qualities in any field. In crises, it is Pranab Mukherjee who is the so called Crisis Manager, when actually it should be the leader i.e. the PM.

    Even though a known economist, he has failed to shore up the Indian economy or show any hold over the same.

    In Coalition politics, there will be problems. Vajpayee too had his share.

    Mamata Bannerjee is no hindrance to Coalition politics. What the problem is, is the fact that the Congress wants to rule as if there is no other parties involved in decision making. In Coalition politics, it becomes essential to discuss issues out before policies are promulgated and not be presented as fait accompli. Manmohan Singh, at the bidding of Sonia Gandhi, has presented policies as fait accompli and that is what has caused the problems. It must be understood that each regional party leader has his own turf to protect based on their party's stated stand. Mamata Bannerjee has ousted the Communists, who reigned unchallenged for more than 2 decades based on a pro people's platform. To expect that she will meekly abandon that for the sake of the Congress' diktat is being unrealistic and utopian!

    Further, the UPA (or the Congress) has messed up issues by engaging in populist scheme (for votes) without a deep thought to it.

    Take the NREGA. A great scheme indeed. But it is not reaching those who deserve it. The reason is simple. The infrastructure and checks and balances have not been thought through. The result is a messy state of affair.

    Likewise the Food Security Bill that is wonderful. But the States are up in arms because finances to implement is not there. Further, there is not the infrastructure that will ensure the benefits reach those who are being taken to be the beneficiaries.

    If one saw the programme on NDTV Profit where Pachauri interviewed Sam Pitroda, one would have learnt of great schemes that the Manmohan Govt has initiated. Why have people not heard of them? Because, they are all non starters and have not made the impact because of poor approach and thinking through the schemes.

    Even the Right to Education is draconian, even if the intent is good.

    Leadership failure.

    The SIkh is meek, but is not inheriting the earth!

    That is the sad state that the good man is in.

    Leadership failure.

    He is not to blame alone. It is a case of too many cooks like the two Head Honchos being there, whose wishes are his command and the wishes are populist and demanded for immediate implementation without working trough the pros and cons.
     
    Daredevil likes this.
  17. Blackwater

    Blackwater Veteran Member Veteran Member

    Joined:
    Jan 9, 2012
    Messages:
    21,005
    Likes Received:
    11,850
    Location:
    Akhand Bharat
    You have just answered your own Q. If u have side parties like TC(ugly mamta) and ADMK( kala chashma)..who blackmail you every other day. what he can do? Mind it. He is just a bureaucrat not politician who knows how to make way for himself.

    yes he will be remembered for his 1991 economic reforms. India will remembered him for his intellectual thinking and reforms
     
    The Messiah likes this.
  18. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    43,117
    Likes Received:
    23,545
    Location:
    Somewhere
    India has had Nehru as also Narashimha Rao.

    Therefore, most educated would be not quite correct.

    What is the use of degrees when one is unable to use his knowledge?
     
  19. Ray

    Ray The Chairman Defence Professionals Moderator

    Joined:
    Apr 17, 2009
    Messages:
    43,117
    Likes Received:
    23,545
    Location:
    Somewhere
    The economic reforms is hyped to be his.

    That is because the real architect, Narashima Rao, has been buried in ignominy because the good to the country has to be the legacy of the Nehrus and Gandhis and none else!

    Rao is the one who the one who brought in the reforms not only in economy, but also foreign policy.

    He initiated the India Israel equation without upsetting the Arabs, the Look East policy and also opened up India economically to the world.

    Coalition politics does not mean that the desires of the Congress alone is the writ that the UPA has to follow. It means all parties must be taken on board.

    As far as Mamata Bannerjee is concerned, she has to be loyal to her Party's manifesto and not sell it down the drain to be the second fiddle to the Congress! She has to bother about the electorate that voted her in and not the electorate and the fat cats that propels the Congress!
     
    Last edited: Jan 10, 2012
  20. Vyom

    Vyom Seeker Elite Member

    Joined:
    Dec 23, 2009
    Messages:
    1,041
    Likes Received:
    328
    Lalu Yadav is also a PhD and so are many of his chamchas.
     
  21. pmaitra

    pmaitra Moderator Moderator

    Joined:
    Mar 10, 2009
    Messages:
    31,663
    Likes Received:
    17,163
    Location:
    EST, USA
    We don't have a Presidential System in India. We have a Parliament. Inherently, this system cannot make crucial decision quickly, but again, this system will also not collapse quickly. It is indecisive, but stable nonetheless.

    Why blame MMS? He is not the King of India. He is just a PM, that too, with the confidence of the Lower House. If he loses that confidence, he's gone.

    Add coalition politics to that.

    Blame Congress for corruption, but MMS is clean and let's not kid ourselves. He cannot do much anyway.

    Last time someone showed the Iron Fist was Indira Gandhi, but even she ended up in a rout soon after.
     
    The Messiah likes this.

Share This Page