Thursday, April 9, 2020
Home Editor's picks It's time Manmohan Singh drops his pretence about loving India

It’s time Manmohan Singh drops his pretence about loving India

Those who profess by Dr Singh for his honesty and integrity must be told the difference between the two traits. You are honest if you told your wife you cheated. But you lack integrity when you cheat on your wife, nevertheless. Honesty is convenient; integrity is the stuff a man is made of.

Also Read

Ashish Shuklahttp://ashishshukla.net/
Author of "How United States Shot Humanity", Senior Journalist, TV Presenter

Does Manmohan Singh care about India or Congress?

This thought flashed across my mind when I heard the great-mumbler talk about secular, plural, free and equal India under threat as he turned up for the launch of Shashi Tharoor’s book in the Capital last week.

If he cared about India, he would’ve earned the gratitude of a billion-plus Indians by stepping down as Prime Minister while his party spawned a million scams.

- article continues after ad - - article resumes -

He would’ve done more than offer a mere apology for the 1984 Sikh genocide and certainly made sure he didn’t share the same stage with Sajjan Kumar, a prime accused as 3000 Sikhs were lynched in the Capital.

He would’ve addressed his countrymen at important junctures of his 10-year rule and not been a mere statue who didn’t react even as Rahul Gandhi tore up his government’s ordinance and humiliated him in public.

Such a background of his is not in consonance with his daily tirade against communal violence and mob lynching that he accuses have become widespread under the regime of Narendra Modi. It is also strange that he would, today, call Demonetisation ‘organised loot and legalised plunder’ when he himself presided over the worst scams India has ever witnessed.

If he cared about India, he would’ve confessed to the citizens that the worst 18 communal riots in independent India’s history came while his party was in power. Six of the worst communal riots occurred while Dr Singh was the Prime Minister. In 2012, there were 640 incidents of communal violence. A year later, the number was 473 in 2013.

As for lynchings which has Dr Singh most upset about, he showed no such remorse when several lives were lost to mob-lynchings during his tenure.

This doesn’t seem a man in love with India. This is the picture of a dishonest man who yearns for a secular, plural and equal India but wouldn’t utter a word about Kashmiri Pundits who have been driven out of their own land. His plurality beats a hasty retreat when Hindus face communally marginalization in states such as Bengal and Kerala.

He bemoans Kathua and Unnao but has no time for unfortunate rapes in Uri or in a Madrasa. He would rather have a secret dinner with a top Pakistani politician than make a point to them about martyred soldiers and their unfortunate widows, victims of terrorism from across the border.

Those who profess by Dr Singh for his honesty and integrity must be told the difference between the two traits. You are honest if you told your wife you cheated. But you lack integrity when you cheat on your wife, nevertheless. Honesty is convenient; integrity is the stuff a man is made of.

Now 86, Dr Singh needs a mirror that reflects his true self to him. He has lived in shadows and deceptions for too long. He owes his allegiance to Congress, and not to India. His countrymen know better of him than a compromised mainstream media and academia of the land.

- Support OpIndia -
Support OpIndia by making a monetary contribution

Trending now

Ashish Shuklahttp://ashishshukla.net/
Author of "How United States Shot Humanity", Senior Journalist, TV Presenter

Latest News

Tablighis were comfortable to perform toilet functions in public view – book by Malaysian author reveals

Excerpts of the book reveal living and hygiene habits of the Tablighi Jamaatis while in the markaz.

US President Trump thanks India, Indians and PM Modi for allowing the export of hydroxychloroquine, says the help will not be forgotten

The easing of exports of Hydroxychloroquine to the United States comes after US President Donald Trump on Saturday had requested Prime Minister Narendra Modi to supply hydroxychloroquine tablets that can be used to treat the Chinese coronavirus patients.

Latest updates and important links about COVID-19 coronavirus

Live statistics and tracking of news related to COVID-19 coronavirus with focus on India.

Jammu and Kashmir: Jaish-e-Mohammad commander killed in encounter with CRPF

Sajad Nawab Dar, a Commander of Jaish-e-Mohammad, killed in encounter with CRPF in Sopore in Baramulla district of Jammu and Kashmir

Radio Mirchi RJ Sayema defends malevolent Tablighi Jamaat members; claims all TV news about them fake

RJ Sayema brazenly defends the malafide actions of Tablighi Jamaat members claiming that incriminating news about them on TV is all fake

Watch: A heartbeaking video of a three-year-old daughter crying to be with her mother in quarantine, serving as a nurse in Belgavi

Nurse Sugandha had not gone home for 11 days as she is in quarantine for 14 days and her daughter went to bed crying almost every night.

Recently Popular

After PM CARES collects Rs 6,500 crores in just a week, Sonia Gandhi wants it transferred to PMNRF: Here is the real reason

Sonia Gandhi, the current President of the Congress party has asked the Prime Minister to transfer all the funds received under PM CARES, that was set up to fight the Coronavirus pandemic, to the Prime Ministers National Relief Fund (PMNRF)

Indian Army to take over Narela quarantine facility after Tablighi Jamaat attendees defecate in the corridor

Earlier today, two Tablighi Jamaat returnees created a ruckus and defecated in the corridor of the Narela quarantine facility

Did you know that the Prime Minister’s National Relief Fund had the President of Congress party in its managing committee

After PM Modi launched PM CARES Fund, a lot has been discussed about similarities and differences between PM CARES Fund and PMNRF

Islamists attack Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal after he asks them to stay at home on Shab-e-Baraat

AAP Supremo took to social media to request Muslims to stay at home for Shab-e-Baraat, which is being celebrated on the intervening night of 8th and 9th April.

Bihar: Elderly woman killed by neighbours after fight over switching off lights on 5 April, Sulaiman, Khalil and others absconding

The families had fought when Surendra Mandal, the deceased woman's son had asked his neighbours to switch off the lights for PM Modi's 9baje9minutes call.

Subscribe to our newsletter

Each morning, get an email to keep updated with all the news, opinions and analysis published by OpIndia.

Connect with us

218,104FansLike
276,919FollowersFollow
214,000SubscribersSubscribe
Advertisements