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Bharat Ratna for Manmohan Singh? He doesn’t deserve one

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It was a little over two years ago when Narendra Modi said this about Manmohan Singh in Parliament: “People should learn from Dr Singh how to bathe in bathroom wearing a raincoat.”

He was talking about the corruption allegations that the Manmohan Singh government faced, but Singh’s integrity has never been in question.

On Tuesday, Prime Minister Modi seemed to hail Manmohan Singh, saying that the Congress doesn’t even talk of his contributions. Modi said he had given Bharat Ratna to Pranab Mukherjee. The statement made people speculate if Modi intends to give a Bharat Ratna to Manmohan Singh as well.

If Pranab Mukherjee can get a Bharat Ratna, why not Manmohan Singh? But just as Mukherjee didn’t deserve it, neither does Manmohan.

Make no mistake: Manmohan Singh was a terrible prime minister; so terrible that his term ended with Narendra Modi becoming the prime minister, that too, with a clear majority, a first since 1984.

Since Manmohan Singh left office, there’s been an effort by the Congress and by liberals to re-write the history of UPA-2. ‘Manmohan was such a decent man, just compare him to Modi’. ‘UPA-2 was a great, scam-free government, no charges have come to a conviction’. ‘India misses Manmohan’. Not really.

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History will be kinder to me than the media, Manmohan Singh said as he left office. Perhaps, history might be harsher. Manmohan Singh ran a government without political........

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