‘Sonia Gandhi chose Manmohan as PM because he was no threat to her son’: Obama

'Sonia Gandhi chose Manmohan as PM because he was no threat to her son' Obama
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‘Sonia Gandhi chose Manmohan as PM because he was no threat to her son’: Obama

A 768-page memoir ‘A Promised Land’ by Barack Obama, Former president of the United States has been causing quite a stir lately. This started since the excerpts of the book were published in the media. In the book, he has written about former Indian PM Dr. Manmohan Singh: “Singh and I had developed a warm and productive relationship. While he could be cautious in foreign policy, unwilling to get out too far ahead of an Indian bureaucracy that was historically suspicious of U.S. intentions, our time together confirmed my initial impression of him as a man of uncommon wisdom and decency.”

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‘Sonia Gandhi chose Manmohan as PM because he was no threat to her son’: Obama

'Sonia Gandhi chose Manmohan as PM because he was no threat to her son' Obama

However, he also observed that Singh owed his position as PM to the Congress president Sonia Gandhi. “In fact, he owed his position to Sonia Gandhi…more than one political observer believed that she’d chosen Singh precisely because as an elderly Sikh with no national political base, he posed no threat to her forty-year-old son, Rahul, whom she was grooming to take over the Congress Party.”

Obama called Sonia a “striking woman in her sixties, dressed in a traditional sari, with dark, probing eyes and a quiet, regal presence.”

His observation of Rahul Gandhi has already stirred the hornet’s nest. He described the Congress scion as a nervous student who “lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject.”

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