Literally, Sanjaya Baru’s book stabbed Congress’s fortunes and expressed appalling condition of Sardar Manmohan Singh as a Prime minister. “Accidental Prime Minister: Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh”, claims the Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was “defanged” by Sonia Gandhi, in the second term of the UPA. The issue has hit headlines by triggering all sorts of controversies. Manmohan Singh feels “Stabbed in the back. It is well-known that ‘Non-sense’ Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was also subjected to insult by Gandhi family who were ‘de-facto’ power center of the government. What happened to Sitaram Kesari when he was removed as President of Congress Party? The political power enjoyed by Gandhi has given them the arrogance. The book claims the Prime Minister was “defanged” by the Congress and its president, Sonia Gandhi, in the second term of the United Progressive Alliance (UPA).
Manmohan Singh is just a recent example. If we look into the history, then Prime Minister late PV Narasimha Rao was humiliated by Sonia; she can never match to his wisdom and experience. Her only qualification is, she is the widow of Rajiv Gandhi. Sanjaya Baru’s book is a clear indication that this book is written with an intention to make money. Whole country knows who takes Prime Ministerial decision. Sonia Gandhi is the final authority over decision, then why he wrote a book? Whatever Baru has written is known to the world, everyone knows how PM was speechless and helpless. Sometimes, truth is stranger than fiction. But it is not the case with UPA. Everyone knows who has been the “de jure” PM (Dr.MMS) and who is the “de facto” PM (SoGa) for the past ten years. SoGa fooled the Indians in 2004 by declaring that she was not interested in premiership. She created the NAC and as its Chairperson, has been ruling the country as its SuperPM, with the active connivance of a coterie of most pliable and submissive senior Congress leaders. Various appellations are already in vogue – Rubber Stamp PM, Remote Controlled PM Etc, while referring to Dr. MMS. There is nothing new in S. Baru’s revelations, except that it has appeared in print with a stamp of credibility and authority.
Apparently, Baru wrote to the Prime Minister a week ago stating that he was traumatised by the events of 2009 when he came back from Singapore in the expectation of a government job, which did not come through. Meanwhile, in an official response, the PMO accused Baru of misusing a privileged position for a commercial gain. Hopefully, the BJP will reward the author with a cushy post, and again hopefully it should be worth at least 30 pieces of silver.
The relationship between Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Manmohan Singh is like correspondent-principal relationship in a school. The principal has to dance according to the tunes of the correspondent and the latter’s ego prevails in almost all the decisions. The subordinates have to adjust with two bosses (rather ride on two horses) and find the going very difficult. The Congress has been debited with policy paralysis because in the second innings of the Congress-led UPA government in particular because of strained relationship between Mr. Singh and Mrs Gandhi. Baru’s book only corroborates what we already know – the “dual centers” of power of the Congress party which is responsible for all the worst things that happened in the last ten years. I do not see any surprises here. The Congress and the PMO of course can cry foul. Sanjaya Baru also exposed himself while trying to expose Manmohan Singh. He measures his success by the reaction.
A narrow view of the case indeed! Let’s assume that Baru used his position in the PMO for his personal benefits, we also note that the PMO is not accusing Baru of writing falsehood in his book. In cocktail circuits in Delhi and Mumbai, the PMO was referred to as Palace Minions Office with another. The PM felt rightly that he has been stabbed in the back by his former media adviser because it is unfortunate that book has been released with all its negative observations about PM and Chairperson-UPA. The political battle is going and this might affect the Congress Party. The timing of the release of this book shows active deliberation to cause maximum hurt to both PM and Congress Party. It’s not about Congress or any other political party. Nation is ashamed for the incident. The PM is the utmost innocent and ignorant person on the Indian soil. He was a slave in the hands of Sonia Gandhi for ten long years. Narendra Modi will be saved and released by Manmohan as soon as possible. Not only Singh, every Indian is an absolute slave under the Sonia’s command. Every Indian is not an Indian under an Italian lady’s command. It is shame. It is the legacy left by Nehru family for India.