ARMS AND MAN­MO­HAN

India Today - - GLASS HOUSE -

When Plan­ning Com­mis­sion Deputy Chair­man Mon­tek Singh Ah­luwalia ap­proached the Prime Min­is­ter to re­solve the turf bat­tle be­tween Nan­dan Nilekani’s Unique Iden­ti­fi­ca­tion Au­thor­ity of In­dia, P. Chi­dambaram’s home min­istry and his own com­mis­sion, he was pre­sented a fa­mil­iar re­frain. Man­mo­han Singh is re­ported to have said that he wanted to have noth­ing to do with the de­ci­sion and sug­gested that Ah­luwalia speak to Chi­dambaram. The home min­is­ter said that he would only con­sider do­ing some­thing if the Prime Min­is­ter asked him di­rectly. Such are the per­ils of keep­ing de­ci­sion-mak­ing at an “arm’s length”.

AFP

MAN­MO­HAN SINGH

WITH AH­LUWALIA

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