Manmohan Singh

  • Manmohan Singh not a silent leader; he cannot react to tweets: PMO 18-04-2014 01:29 PM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister Office on Friday reacted rather strongly to the volley of attacks on Dr Manmohan Singh saying that the PM cannot react to reports doing the rounds on Twitter. "PM of the country cannot reply to every tweet from leaders or press. We have to verify...
  • Modi attacks Manmohan, says country needs a PM who has a say 17-04-2014 03:18 PM

    Erode: Hitting out Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Bharatiya Janata Party prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said that the 2014 Lok Sabha election is for a PM who has a voice in his government. "This election is for a decisive and accountable PM. A PM who has a voice in his...
  • Modi dodges question on 2002 riots, asks Congress to apologise first 16-04-2014 08:10 AM

    Ahmedabad: Sidestepping the question of apologising for the 2002 Gujarat riots, BJP prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi said the Congress should first account for their "sins" before asking him to tender an apology. The BJP Prime Ministerial candidate was asked during an interview with TV 9 channel that there was...
  • Manmohan Singh is a super PM, says Priyanka Gandhi 16-04-2014 12:26 AM

    Priyanka Gandhi Vadra on Tuesday called Manmohan Singh a "super PM" and defended him against being called India's weakest prime minister. Asked by reporters in Amethi about Sanjaya Baru's book "The Accidental Prime Minister: The making and unmaking of Manmohan Singh", Priyanka said: "Only Manmohan Singh was super PM." The...
  • Modi attacks Rahul over 'toffee model', regrets targeting PM 15-04-2014 10:22 PM

    BJP's prime ministerial candidate Narendra Modi on Tuesday took a dig at Congress vice president Rahul Gandhi for his "toffee model" jibe, and also regretted criticising Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in the past. "In such a big election, first they spoke of balloons and now toffees... If he gets a...
  • Modi takes a dig at PM using his ex-media adviser Baru's book 15-04-2014 07:09 PM

    Narendra Modi on Tuesday used the book authored by Prime Minister's former media adviser to mock at Manmohan Singh and targeted Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi, saying they wielded the real power instead of the PM. "I used to think why the PM never laughed during the last 10 years....
  • Manmohan Singh is the super Prime Minister: Priyanka Gandhi 15-04-2014 12:39 PM

    New Delhi: Priyanka Gandhi on Tuesday come out in strong defence of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh. She said that Manmohan Singh was the super Prime Minister of India. Her defence came just days after a former advisor in the PMO said that Manmohan was nothing but an "object of ridicule"...
  • The simmering Siachen and Indo-Pak ties 15-04-2014 11:33 AM

    In May 2005, as Indian and Pakistani Track I negotiators were reaching a 'settlement deal' on the forbidden Siachen Glacier, the then Chief of the Army Staff Joginder Jaswant Singh made an unexpected public statement. A deal would only work, he said, when Pakistan agreed to authenticate the 110-km Actual...
  • PM's daughter hits out at Baru, says he betrayed Manmohan Singh 15-04-2014 08:21 AM

    New Delhi: Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's family has come out strongly against his former media advisor Sanjaya Baru for his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister'. Singh's eldest daughter, historian Upinder Singh, has lashed out at Baru saying he betrayed the PM. She told national daily 'The Indian Express', "We are...
  • Manmohan Singh's image hits a new low after 2 tell-all books on him 14-04-2014 10:30 PM

    New Delhi: As Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's 10-year tenure comes to an end, two tell-all books by former bureaucrats have delivered another strong blow to his already battered image. While the PM's former media advisor Sanjaya Baru's book claims that his decisions were monitored and dictated by Congress President Sonia...
  • Manmohan Singh ensured he had his way on n-deal 14-04-2014 08:59 PM

    New Delhi: Otherwise chary of asserting or projecting himself or upstaging the Gandhi family, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh "made sure he had his way" on the India-US civil nuclear deal, says a new book on him that has kicked off a lot of political dust during a heated election campaign....
  • Nothing to hide in coal allocation: PMO 14-04-2014 08:54 PM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister's Office (PMO) on Monday said that the matter relating to exploitation of coal reserves was under judicial scrutiny and the UPA government has nothing to hide in the matter. "This matter is under judicial scrutiny and the government is assisting the investigating agency on the...
  • Sonia owes explanation to nation on books by Baru, Parakh: BJP 14-04-2014 06:58 PM

    Alleging that Congress has denigrated the institution of the Prime Minister, BJP on Monday said party president Sonia Gandhi owes an answer to the nation on the contents of the two books that talked about the issue. "This week, two books have revealed the same story, that the PM was...
  • Advani dubs Manmohan Singh as the 'weakest PM ever' 14-04-2014 06:30 PM

    Senior BJP leader LK Advani on Monday returned Congress' barb of Atal Behari Vajpayee being the weakest Prime Minister by dubbing Manmohan Singh as such and saying that the party will be swept out of power at the Centre and from some states. "I have never seen such a weak...
  • Parakh demands CBI probe into PM's role in coal scam 14-04-2014 06:02 PM

    New Delhi: The Prime Minister has been targeted once again. After Manmohan Singh's former media advisor said that he had little say in governance, with all the major decisions being taken by Sonia Gandhi, a former coal secretary has accused him of cowering under political pressure even during the infamous...
  • President, PM pays tribute to BR Ambedkar 14-04-2014 01:58 PM

    President Pranab Mukherjee, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Vice President Hamid Ansari on Monday paid tribute to BR Ambedkar on his 123rd birth anniversary. With several other leaders present, the dignitaries paid floral tributes to the principal architect of the Indian Constitution at his statue in the precincts of Parliament...
  • Manmohan Singh was like Bheeshma, not Dhritarashtra, says Sanjaya Baru 14-04-2014 12:45 PM

    New Delhi: The controversy created by Sanjaya Baru and his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister' refuse to die out. On Monday, the Prime Minister's ex-media advisor sought to soften the blow he had dealt to the Prime Minister's Office. "The PM tried his best given his political limitations. He was...
  • What Sanjaya Baru told CNN-IBN about his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister' 14-04-2014 12:28 PM

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  • Congress on book row: 'Weakest PM' Vajpayee freed Kandahar terrorists 14-04-2014 12:03 PM

    New Delhi: Sanjaya Baru, the former media advisor of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, has stirred up a storm with his latest book 'The Accidental Prime Minister' wherein he claimed that the PM was nothing but an "object of ridicule" in a UPA regime led by "Super Prime Minister" Sonia Gandhi....
  • After Baru, ex-coal secretary makes embarrassing claims about PM 14-04-2014 07:37 AM

    New Delhi: After former media advisor Sanjaya Baru's embarrassing revelations about Dr Manmohan Singh as the PM, a former coal secretary PC Parakh has penned a tell-all book which he says that Dr Singh was was heading a government in which he had "little" political authority. In his book "Crusader...
  • Modi asks PM to clarify on social media reports about Siachen 14-04-2014 06:59 AM

    Chennai: Citing reports in social media, Narendra Modi on Sunday demanded a clarification from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh if there was any foreign pressure on him to "hand over Siachen to enemies". The BJP Prime Ministerial candidate said some reports were spreading thick and fast in social media that Singh...
  • BJP targets Congress over Baru's book, says PM's stature dwarfed 13-04-2014 03:43 PM

    New Delhi: The Bharatiya Janata Party has got fresh ammunition to target the Congress in the form a book written by Prime Minister Manmohan Singh's former advisor Sanjaya Baru's 'The Accidental Prime Minister'. The Opposition continues to use the book to attack the Congress with veteran BJP leader LK Advani...
  • Baru is disgruntled as he was denied 2nd term: Congress 13-04-2014 02:42 PM

    New Delhi: The Congress on Sunday hit out at Sanjaya Baru over his comments on Manmohan Singh in his book, saying that he had became disgruntled because he was denied a second term. Congress leader Abhishek Manu Singhvi has said that he clearly stands at the crossroads of ambition. "Dr...
  • Arun Jaitley hits out at Manmohan Singh after Sanjaya Baru's book 13-04-2014 11:48 AM

    The Bharatiya Janata Party hit out at the Prime Minister and the Congress party after Manmohan Singh's former advisor Sanjaya Baru mentioned in his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister' that the prime minister took most of its decisions after the approval of Sonia Gandhi. Leader of the Opposition in Rajya...
  • Chidambaram rejects Baru's claims but says PM is shy, withdrawn 13-04-2014 11:13 AM

    New Delhi: In the backdrop of a furore created by the Prine Minister's former media advisor Sanjaya Baru's book, Finance Minister P Chidambaram said that Dr Manmohan Singh is reticent, withdrawn and shy by nature. Accepting that the UPA II failed in getting across the message to the general public,...
  • Modi launches attack on Manmohan invoking Sanjaya Baru's book 12-04-2014 11:19 PM

    Pune: Raking up the raging controversy over the explosive claims made by the PM's former media advisor Sanjaya Baru's book, the BJP's prime ministerial aspirant Narendra Modi has said that the "accident" has ruined the entire nation and the nation has seen a saw a lot of decline in the...
  • Still doing his duty, Sanjaya Baru 12-04-2014 01:47 PM

    At the very outset, in his already dust-kicking book 'The Accidental Prime Minister', Sanjaya Baru says that he did not share its contents with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh prior to publication. Therefore, he argues, it placed an extra weight of responsibility on him to present an 'honest account' of his...
  • PM never asked me to consult Sonia: Chidambaram on Baru's claims 12-04-2014 01:29 PM

    New Delhi: The political class has reacted to Prime Minister's former media advisor Sanjaya Baru's claims in his latest book that PM Manmohan Singh was reduced to being an "object of ridicule" under the "super Prime Minister", Sonia Gandhi. Below are some of the key reactions to his claims. P...
  • Sonia was super PM, Manmohan was made an object of ridicule, says Sanjaya Baru 12-04-2014 11:28 AM

    New Delhi: Sanjaya Baru, in the eye of a storm after his latest book 'The Accidental Prime Minister' made startling claims about the top echelons of the Congress, including PM Manmohan Singh and Congress president Sonia Gandhi, on Saturday defended himself saying his book was not a criticism of the...
  • What Sanjaya Baru said about his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister' 12-04-2014 11:00 AM

    A book by a former advisor to the Prime Minister, Sanjaya Baru has ruffled the feathers in the top echelons of the Congress. Baru, in his book 'The Accidental Prime Minister', has written that PM Manmohan Singh surrendered to pressure from Congress president Sonia Gandhi and allies. Baru has written...