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5.15 pm May 13, 2013

Is the clamour for PM Manmohan Singh's resignation justified?

It is obvious to any dispassionate observer of Indian politics that PM Manmohan Singh has failed to keep his flock of ministers in check. From CWG to 2G, from coal block allocation scam to malpractices in the Railways, UPA-2 has been in the news more for the wrong reasons. In such a situation, is demand for his resignation justified? Discuss this and explore more with the IBN7 managing editor.
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  • Don't u feel that BJP as of now is no way an altenative to Congress, they may be good opposition like TMC? Asked by: Vijay
  • Ashutosh BJP could have gained but they failed due to their own self goals like inner fighting and corruption charges against their own leaders !!!
  • Why is not sonia gandhi and rahul gandhi responsible for these scams ?and if some good thing happen like they win in karnatka.media gives them credit is meding playing double standard.you better know than me that this government is sunned by gandhi family so why not there responsebility Asked by: Adtiya koul srinagar
  • Ashutosh I agree with you . They can't escape the blame but that's smart politics .
  • hy can't Mr.Manmohan Singh be corrupt? We really don't know what are the things that keep on happening. Afterall, Mr. Manmohan Singh is not a saint or God that he is incorruptible. Asked by: Ishank Sagar
  • Ashutosh Any body can be corrupt but till now no direct allegation against him .
  • namaskat sir koyi acha kam hota hai toh sonia gandhi ki tareef...scam hote hai toh unki koyi galti nahi.yeh kaise bedbaw..kya media sonia gandhi ko bachata ...kya sonia gandhi iske liye responsible nahi... Asked by: Vikrant jammu
  • Ashutosh Yes she should also Share the blame !
  • While the call of PM's resignation can be debated is it not a fact that any wrong doing of a team member the captain also has responsibility ? Asked by: sundar1950in
  • Ashutosh Captain can't deny that but so Sonia Gandhi too !!!
  • Hypothetically,If the call of Opposition is accepted - Who will step in - Rahul Gandhi ?? Asked by: sundar1950in
  • Ashutosh I doubt greatly !
  • Everyday there is new scam ...dont u think it will be better For congress to disslove the Lok Sabha and go in for fresh election? Do u realisticaaly see congress crossing 100 seats Asked by: Sandeep
  • Ashutosh Crossing 100 seats ! As of now I can see that congress is in deep trouble but alternative is also not in a position to substantively benefit
  • We call MMS one of the best Prime Minister of India, but the fact of the matter is he has incharge right from the Harshad Mehta case to the whole lot of loot in the past couple of years. Either he is part of the looters or he is turning a blind eye or plain ineffective as an administrator. Can India afford such ineffectiveness? Asked by: Rajesh
  • Ashutosh Country certainly deserves better effectiveness .
  • He is Honest Man and I read somewhere that His close family members still live very simple life i mean No special security and so on Do you think With Almost no Political Base and Hold in Congress He gets prone to such Situation though Govt survived all scams just beacuse Till date no one could point any fingre on him ? Asked by: amar
  • Ashutosh I agree
  • If congress faces the next General election with a new incumbent in PM's chair, will it bring any material difference to its fortunes ? Asked by: SKS
  • Ashutosh I don't think so ! Karnataka is an example ! It's not only PM's fault ? What was congress and other allies were doing all through ?
  • All parties involved in corruption, but in Colagate all extremely suspicious steps taken by Govt, law Minister interference ,Coal gate report corrected, AG, SG lied to SC.,If they can lied to the highest court of India, what is left by UPA 2 ? Asked by: Hari
  • Ashutosh I fully agree with you ! People come and go but if institutions are weakened then country is heading for trouble .
  • MANMOHAN SINGH, SHOULD VOLUNTARILY STEP OUT PAVING WAY FOR CONGRESS TO DECIDE HIS SUCCESSOR. HE HAS FAILED AND THAT IS IT, HE MAY BE CLEAN OR WHITER THAN WHITE, BUT ANY CONTINUATION IS A BLOT. Asked by: S ESHWAR
  • Ashutosh He may go down in history as tragedy because he had done great things for the country and if today India is treated as future super power it's also because of him too ! He is the original reformer and carried India in one of the most difficult global economic times
  • According to me, he should resign as he is absolutely not commenting many issues which is surrounding this govt. He has mis-managed his team badly and in turn the credibility of congress has gone down. The sooner they change PM better for them. What's your take on this?? Asked by: Nagendra R
  • Ashutosh I agree with you partly but now it's a too late .
  • WHENEVER WE TALK ABOUT CORRUPTION OF UPA, WE TEND TO START WITH A QUOTE THAT MANMOHAN SINGH IS PERSONALLY HONEST- HOW IT CAN BE HE IE HEADING A GOVERNMENT CONSIDERED TO BE MOST CORRUPT JUST IN TERMS OF QUANTUM OF MONEY INVOLVED? HOW A CEO CAN CLAIM HIS PERSONAL INTEGRITY IS INTACT WHEREAS HIS TEAM MEMBERS ARE MOSTLY CORRUPT Asked by: GURUMURTHY
  • Ashutosh I don't deny that but he is involved in corruption I don't believe that . He is honest and till now there is no evidence against him ! Yes he should have been more assertive in dealing with his ministers and should have given that signal to his leadership but he some where he failed ! But let's also face it he survived for so long as PM because he was and is week and mon assertive ! His weekness became his strength !
  • Sir, If SC takes strong stand on Coal Scam then PM resignation demand will increase also perception?, then what option left for PM & UPA 2? Asked by: Hari
  • Ashutosh They should dissolve parliament and seek new mandate from people .
  • If any PM or CM is a mute spectator to any Scam under his nose may be for political compulsion or for his own survival do not u think he should be morally responsible and resign Asked by: BSG
  • Ashutosh The buck stops at his table !
  • What is the position of SP and BSP on the demand of PM's resignation by BJP & left ?? Asked by: sundar1950in
  • Ashutosh If they demand for PM's resignation then why are they supporting the govt ??? It's political hypocrisy !! Don't you agree with me ?
  • Ashutosh - Do you think the call is for MM's resignation or for removal of UPA 2 Government ? Asked by: sundar1950in
  • Ashutosh That neither you can decide nor me ! Can you assure me that next govt will be scam free. We need systemic restructuring of political system and strict enforcement of accountability .
  • But isn't it true that whatever happened was in his supervision . Asked by: avinash
  • Ashutosh I don't believe that he supervised scams but yes he should be blamed for inaction and being a mute spectator may be for political compulsion for his own survival .
  • can PM be blames for inaction? Asked by: Rohit
  • Ashutosh Yes you are right he is to be blamed for inaction .
  • As per the people view 10th July is more crucial, instead waiting for SC to take strong stand, UPA2 can go for early election to avoid more embracement on Coalgate. Sir, your opinion on this? Asked by: Hari
  • Ashutosh I never believe that election is any solution ! And election can never erase the allegation of scams ! Party has to tighten its belt and PM along with Sonia should enforce strict descipline . Politics is dirty game but its also a game of perception and that is where they are failing .
  • Hi.. The honorable thing would be to resign with him being surrounded by all these scams but why is he not doing it?..Is he power hungry?..What is keeping him going?..Is he really a firm believer that this is just a passing phase and that he still can come up with policies that can make life better for Indians?.. Asked by: JK
  • Ashutosh What he is thinking that I can't guess but I don't subscribe that he should resign !
  • Looking from any angle it is good for the PM or else he will down history as that of late Mr. Narasimha Rao. Isn't a fact? Asked by: mohan
  • Ashutosh It will be sad if he is remembered in history as PM who presided a cabinet which had serious allegations of scam . But let me tell you that he Is one of the better PM this country has seen . His problem is that he should have spoken more and had acted more strongly against his own party men .
  • PM is highest post of our country also it should be clean & away from suspicious but lot of scam no immediate action, in 2G PM filed affidavit & coalgate he is a coal min & extreme coverups taken place, is anything left to justify PM to continue ? Asked by: Hari
  • Ashutosh Frankly speaking till now there is no direct allegation against PM as such. Yes I agree his image is tarnished but to say that he is involved will not be right !