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Dr Singh's off-tune song

Remember the retrospective amendments and general anti-avoidance rules of the Congress regime? Not a great example of trust and confidence.

Debashis Basu 

Debashis Basu

Before the 2014 general elections, Narendra Modi called then prime minister ‘Maun’mohan Singh. Manmohan Singh was the butt of ridicule for his silence on everything that was happening in the country — from corruption scandals (Commonwealth Games, Air India, allocation of telecom sp­ectrum, coal and iron, etc.) to policy paralysis and land grabs, to the mishandling of egregious cases like Nirbhaya.

Mr Modi captured that prevalent mood effectively. Well, it is now Mr Modi’s turn to be quiet. And Dr Singh has spoken, rather written, a piece in The Hindu, ...

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First Published: Sun, November 24 2019. 23:47 IST
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