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PM's far from a PhD in politics

MANMOHAN'S REPORT CARD

Sonia GandhiIf top sources in the government are to be believed, the fiasco surrounding Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's alleged 'rudeness' that resulted in the Opposition boycott of the Lok Sabha and the Finance Bill being passed without any discussion was the result of advice to the prime minister by two senior-most colleagues in the council of ministers. According to these sources, just before the meeting with LK Advani and other leaders of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), these ministers advised Manmohan Singh that the Opposition was out to sabotage the government's parliamentary ...