PM Left in the Lurch
With due respect to our docile and ‘honest’ Prime Minister, I must confess that I am awed and marveled by his sincerity and devotion towards 10 Janpath (“The Abandoned”, October 21). Despite the humiliation that he has had to face from the Opposition, from within the Congress party and the Government in the last few years, Manmohan Singh has yet not been inspired to quit. The newspapers and the internet are flooded with cartoons and text making a poor joke of the man, thus demeaning the stature of India's prime minister. Next six months till the 2014 elections, could be more troublesome and embarrassing for Manmohan Singh. He should understand the gravity of the situation and do the wise thing by quitting immediately. NARENDRA BEHL, via email It’s unfortunate that a man of repute with impeccable integrity, who is a renowned economist and the country's prime minister, has been humiliated by his own party members with no support expected from any quarter. However, despite all his qualities, the fact remains that he has failed to prove himself as a successful politician and always preferred to lie low or remain silent on crucial issues of national importance. Lack of communication skills and assertiveness have been his greatest weaknesses. However, he deserves appreciation for not having caused any political upheaval by resigning at the fag end of his tenure which proves his loyalty to the congress party despite his being treated unfairly.