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Not the mischief’s of IIT fellows which Chetan Bhagat had narrated sometime back. This is certainly about the man who transformed India in 1991-era. Being bought to the ministry of finance at the stroke of the mid-night hour, the man went on to transform, Dr. Manmohan Singh became the father of Indian Reforms.
No discussion on India’s economic reforms can begin without Prime Minister Dr.Manmohan Singh, the father of Indian economic reforms and the most qualified Prime Minister ever on earth. It all turned for the Indian economy on July 24,1991 when Dr. Singh had changed the course of country’s history. The soft-spoken Cambridge-educated Dr.Singh had been the finance minister between 1991-1996 when he threw open India’s heavily regulated economy and dismantled the ‘Licence Raj’.
In a way, Dr.Singh has been credited for creating the ‘great Indian middle class’ by unleashing the free spirit of entrepreneurship. The policies have changed, in a fundamental way for a better. Recent history tells us he was right.
Certainly, the time had changed and he became the Prime Minister from a Finance Minister. “The man of true integrity”, quotes Khushwant Singh. It had been his integrity that led Dr. Singh form another government after the successful completion of the first 5-year tenure. The country-men where all high so was the coalition government. The desire for change and better India was happening about all through Dr.Singh era. Some timid media men went on to term him a “puppet” while the nation admired him out of every context.
The UPA-2 began all in fire with the Women Reservation Bill, but certainly they receded with some scams and went ahead with even more. The winter session proved out to be the deadliest session with the protest of BJP. “Corruption”, seemed to have evaded the issue while the word in media was “BJP better, Congress always a corrupt”. Left had been our PM in some dust whom we termed “The man of true integrity”.
He was never a politician, it all geared up in 1991 when the county was in immense crisis. We needed a technocrat and what better could it have been than Dr. Manmohan Singh. All that led to a twist in making an economist turned politician.
Did he ever become a politician?
YES, a true politician. The man had the royal principles to follow. There are some born ones in a century, being Dr. Manmohan Singh. The man who served food for the millions under poverty, the unemployed and the middle class to follow. The fearless politician who went ahead for the nuclear agreement, no wonder the government would dissolve.
NO, he wasn’t. He became a leader of a certain class but never for the masses. He is good in dealing good but certainly bad for the bad. Scams kept on happening while the PM failed to defend. It’s no secret he isn’t a cause for any, but surely a victim of them. Politics is the art of making things possible, corrupt men have certainly used this art in making our PM corrupt.
Do we need him?
YES, we do. A desire for change, our political structure demands more Dr. Manmohan Singh but as an economist, not a politician. The index of bad politics is high and a transformation is certain. A desire for the Politicians who believe in action rather than saying. Dr. Singh had been a man of that criteria and he is certainly even today. His shadow can be traced where bad has won over good.
What Next for PM?
Good never dies, only bad does. Let we the country-men stand high for a protest. Not for any hunger strike, that’s certainly another medium of corruption.
Let’s make PM leave his office. It’s high time; some black politician had taken the benefit out of him. Let them face their crisis, let them face the Republicans. Politics is about good people, let the black expose their crime to the Republicans.
A transformation will happen soon but only for the good men.
It all happened in 1991, for good but it became bad.