Time Magazine, in its last Asia edition, had the cover story of Indian Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh marked as ‘The Under Achiever’. Indian as well as foreign media has been criticizing Dr Singh holding him responsible for slow pace and stagnancy of Indian economy and inflation, quite often ! Now the news is that the upcoming edition of Outlook Magazine has branded American President Barack Obama as” The Under Achiever” .
No matter, whosoever among the two is a better ‘Under-Achiever’, Dr Singh may have got some relief watching President Obama being dragged in the category of ‘the under-achiever’ !
Baba Ramdev has threatened to go on protest from August 9th onwards, in Delhi, on the issue of Black Money which he wants the UPA government should bring back for the nation’s well-being ! Last summer, similar protest was organized by Baba where many followers of him had gathered at the Ram Lila Maidan and at mid-night the police raided the Maidan to arrest Baba, following which, he not only had to jump from the stage, as high as 6 feet, but also had to run away from the place to avoid further conflict between his followers and the police !
Meanwhile, Baba has also welcomed the efforts of Congress, giving bigger roles to Rahul Gandhi and said he can also be the Prime Minister and continue at the post but for all that he will have to bring the Black Money back in the country !
Ratan Tata has backed Prime Minister, Manmohan Singh, stating he is not to be blamed solely for economic woes , the way the media, the opposition and some people from the alliance and party are speaking and writing about ! He said it is time that Manmohan Singh who was the architect of 1991 economic reforms needs to implement promised reforms by controlling crony capitalism and removing roadblocks on the way ! In recent past,Time Magazine had marked the PM as an under-achiever!
Well, was he pointing out at someone when he said removing roadblocks ? 😀
YSR Congress Party with 17 MLAs and 2 MPs and headed by Jagan Mohan Reddy who is not in good terms with Congress after CBI has arrested him on charges of disproportionate assets case has decided to support UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee !
Though the party has declared their decision in favour of national interest and above politics and tered abstaining from voting for Presidential Election as against ethics. But, as they say, in politics favors are bond to be returned with counter-favors,it is likely that after the Presidential Election things will start easing out for Jagan for his loyalty and support to the ruling UPA government’s Candidate.