10 Things I Learned From ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’

April 27, 2014
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1) Manmohan Singh ji can in fact talk. Even if his secretaries need to highlight sentences in his speeches where they want him to put more emphasis, or sections where they expect applause so that he can stop. He can speak. Allah be praised.

2) It wasn’t like Sonia ji didn’t let him do anything. Yes he couldn’t hire his media advisor in 2009, he couldn’t appoint ministers of his choice, he couldn’t stop A Raja from becoming a minister, Pranab Mukherjee would forget to brief him about important meetings with heads of states, but he always had the complete freedom to resign of his own choice.

3) Rahul Gandhi ji is not given enough credit for his smartness. He managed to take credit for NREGA when the ideas for widening the scope of the welfare scheme had come from others, including Raghuvansh Prasad, the Rural Development Minister. But then he was always special. Gosh we are going to be in such good hands.

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4) Arjun Singh was so secular as the HRD minister that Jamia Milia University named a street on campus after him, while he was still in office.

5) Manmohan Singh ji’s favourite proverb is that money does not grow on trees. He has clearly not heard of Mannapuram Gold Loans.

6) During the Kargil war, Reliance industries had someone seeking assurances from Pakistan that they won’t bomb the Jamnagar refinery. Capitalism trumps jingoism.

7) The Left are best left alone. They caused a lot of heartburn to the only Indian Prime Minister ever with more degrees than Tendulkar has centuries. Bad boys. 24 Karat bad boys.

8) The reason a lot of parties and people opposed the Nuclear deal was that they felt it would alienate Indian Muslims. Energy independence alienates Indian muslims? Better ties with the biggest superpower alienate Indian muslims? If i were an Indian Muslim, i would be VERY offended. Actually, i am still offended by this secular hypocrisy.

9) It is fine to take an unplanned sick leave from work when you are annoyed with the boss. Even cabinet ministers do that.

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10) More than anything else, not having a spine is great for longevity. People who back their convictions lead miserable lives. The ones who just grin and swallow their tears get to be Prime Minister of a nation of a billion people for ten years.

There used to be a time when I thought that I might be okay for a Rahul Gandhi government, simply for the reason of stable governance, if there’s no alternative. After reading this book, I say no way. Make anybody the PM. Even Tushar Kapoor and Uday Chopra will do. But no more the people who subverted the highest executive office in the country so blatantly.

No sir, no Congress government for me.

Sorry Manmohan ji. The book tried hard, but I don’t feel any sympathy for you. None.

Wish you a happy retirement.

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3 Responses to “ 10 Things I Learned From ‘The Accidental Prime Minister’ ”

  1. Well Wisher Blogger on April 27, 2014 at 6:55 pm

    Sir aaj kal PM MMS bashing articles ki demand thodi kam hai.. Agar amreekandesi.com ko viral karna hai to you have to bash Mr. Kejriwal and praise the 56 inch chest and governance of Mr. Modi.

    Bhakts will do the rest.

    Well Wisher :)

  2. latasuksham on April 27, 2014 at 7:14 pm

    Its sad but this is the type of democratic governance we have had for last 10 years and we all have taken it like morons, helpless creatures -waiting for some charisma to happen.

  3. Ms on April 30, 2014 at 8:45 am

    I think NREGA is Rahul baba and his mom trying to say “gareeb NA RAHEGA”. I could be wrong. But after years and years of listening to Phoren people saying “krega” for “karega”, I could be forgiven for thinking that.

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