Rethink, Dr Manmohan Singh is a very Honest Man.

Let me start with one of Oscar Wilde’s famous quotes ” Everything popular is wrong” and would like to challenge the popular belief that Dr Manmohan Singh, the Prime Minister of India is a “very honest man”.

I have been struggling with this concept of someone being honest, but with all kinds of dishonest acts and deeds being committed all around. Yesterday, Sonia Gandhi quoted, “the PM to be an embodiment of sobriety, dignity and integrity”, how is this possible while everyone around him is looting the country and he remains a silent observer.

Of late, many have been questioning the conjecture that our PM is a very honest man. Chetan Bhagat recently tweeted “Prime Minister being personally honest is irrelvant. A crocodile infested pond with a lotus is still a crocodile infested pond.” There have been a couple of articles recently that challenge the status quo on his honesty. Shekhar Kapur tweeted along the same lines “How can the PM sleep while 50% of India’s kids r malnourished n 1 minister steals $40 billion from under his nose” he also reminded the Prime Minister in another “M’s 1st loyalty is to ppl of India n nt 2 d Party. His grtst legacy will be to spk d truth to d ppl her serves”. The big question ? Is he listening ? or he continues wait for clues from the family.

Madhu Kishwar in her article, “Honestly Speaking”, questions, “I fail to understand why almost every commentator, every TV anchor, every editorial writer feels compelled to pay ritual obeisance to the “personal honesty and integrity” of Dr Manmohan Singh”. She adds, “Corruption is not only about personally accepting monetary bribes and stacking them away in hidden bank accounts overseas, buying benami properties or accepting diamond sets for your wife. Corruption can come in insidious avatars, such as knowingly turning a blind eye to the misuse the entire machinery of governance to serve private ends of a few individuals, even to the point of endangering national security.”

Atanu Dey blogs “We need a Paradigm Shift regarding Dr Manmohan Singh”, I cannot disagree with any of his observations: Dr Singh, the unimaginative bureaucrat that he was (and is), did as he was told. So essentially the liberalization of the Indian economy was PVNR’s idea, not Dr MM Singh’s. A master of brown-nosery, he dedicated “National Rural Employment Guarantee Scheme” to being “Sonia Gandhi’s gift to the country.” His politics of divisiveness is a continuation of the British strategy to conquer and control India, and post independence Congress tradition of divide and rule along religious and caste lines. Why else would he address the nation not as “My dear fellow Indians” but as “My dear Hindus, Muslims, Sikhs, Christians” etc.

Santosh Desai also highlights that the notion of integrity is not just about personal probity, it involves being true to the responsibilities of the office and that certainly does not include overlooking the obvious infractions committed by a ministerial colleague because of the compulsions of coalition politics. By continuing to describe him exclusively in these terms along with a few references to his scholarship and erudition, what the Congress is essentially telling us is that we should be grateful that we have as our leader someone who looks the part and that Dr Singh’s intrinsic qualities are good enough, and that his actual performance does not matter.

I have always taken the contra position, Manmohan Singh is a truly despicably dishonest man, but there are many idiots who believe the contrary. Many times people start attacking me when I question how MMS can be called honest with dishonesty flourishing all around. I have pardoned all these idiots when someone enlightened with a old chinese proverb “”When the finger points to the moon, the idiot points to the finger”.

9 thoughts on “Rethink, Dr Manmohan Singh is a very Honest Man.”

  1. Hi Shrikant,

    It is heartening to see your post on Dr Manmohan Singh. We are in the minority, who share the same thoughts on him. Though unsure of his personal invovement in the corruption regime, accepting the misdemenour of his cabinet colleagues tantamount to be corrupt as well. His silence and countenance convey more than what meets the eye. His ethics is questionable right from the day, he accepted to be a puppet PM to the defacto PM Sonia Gandhi. It hurts more when politicians cutting across party lines give him a clean chit.
    God save our country

  2. INDIA had great ministers like late sri lalbahadur shastry,who intended to resign since an accident took place in railways and owned up moral responsibility.It is highly surprising that despite so many scams under his nose,our beloved PM is calm and composed -cheers

  3. i happen to see your blog only today i totally agree with you that mms is not honest . the very fact that he acts as a benami prime minister is enough to prove his dishonesty. all major decisions including appointment of ministers are taken by a dummy called rahul or his mummy or some bummy like nir a radia

  4. shrikant….. You are a hero. I completely agree with u. The ****@ is a Hijra. He is a Good for nothing. He has made people poorer than usual. What the hell made him use the term India Shining????? India definitely is not shining. It actually Sucks. That chakka along with his team of idiots has completely ruined the economy by sky rocketing the cost of living. So…. with everything expensive what do we eat… SHIT? Where do we low income groups live…. in the slums? Dont we also have the right to a better living or only people like his ministry of idiots and ofcourse selfish people like Shahrukh Khan deserve everything? In that case why not just gas the ordinary low income group citizens because life is becoming just too tough. Do it manmohan Singh. Kill all ordinary people and lick the asses of all, even wash their asses if necessary.

  5. Most of the communities in India (such as Bengali), are succumbed in ‘Culture of Poverty'(a theory introduced by an American anthropologist Oscar Lewis), irrespective of class or economic strata, lives in pavement or apartment. Nobody is at all ashamed of the deep-rooted corruption, decaying general quality of life, worst Politico-administrative system, weak mother language, continuous absorption of common space (mental as well as physical, both). We are becoming fathers & mothers only by self-procreation, mindlessly & blindfold. Simply depriving their(the children) fundamental rights of a decent, caring society, fearless & dignified living. Do not ever look for any other positive alternative behaviour (values) to perform human way of parenthood, i.e. deliberately co-parenting of those children those are born out of ignorance, real poverty. All of us are being driven only by the very animal instinct. If the Bengali people ever be able to bring that genuine freedom (from vicious cycle of ‘poverty’) in their own life/attitude, involve themselves in ‘Production of Space’(Henri Lefebvre), at least initiate a movement by heart, decent & dedicated Politics will definitely come up.
    – Siddhartha Bandyopadhyay, 16/4, Girish Banerjee Lane, Howrah-711101, India.

  6. we can,t say our beloved PM innocent.

    his party become master in manipulations/they loot public money but make scrap goat mr.raja.





  7. There is so much in common between what
    Vajpayee is to communal forces
    Anna Hazare is to corrupt citizens
    Manmohan Singh is to a corrupt govt.

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