PRESS STATEMENT OF SHRI RAVI SHANKAR PRASAD,
MP, DY. LEADER – BJP RAJYA SABHA & CHIEF SPOKESPERSON
DR. MANMOHAN SINGH CLAIM FOR A THIRD TERM AS PM - INDIA DOES NOT DESERVE THIS
Prime Minister Dr. Manmohan Singh has not denied the possibility of a third term as the Prime Minister if an occasion arises. Obviously Dr. Manmohan Singh, the reluctant politician has shown his true colours few days after holi and has indicated that he is audaciously ambitious. What his personal ambition or desire is entirely for him to decide or his party being an internal matter. However the post of Prime Minister of a big country like India is indeed very important and for the people of the country the functioning of Dr. Manmohan Singh as the Prime Minister for the last nearly nine years is certainly a matter of public concern. The people may therefore despair the very idea of even remotely enduring him to be the Prime Minister for five more years.
Obviously there are very legitimate reasons for the same. With monumental corruption and scam after scam, appearing with alarming regularity has rendered the present Government as the most corrupt Union Government since independence. India’s global image has been seriously dented. Inflation, bad governance, policy paralysis and lack of accountability has made the life of Indians big or small, poor or rich, miserable. With current account deficit and at all time high of 6.7%, India’s growth story is practically over. People have lost all hope in this dispensation. Even trade and industrial bodies are raising critical questions about the manner in which India is governed.
Whether, the comment of Dr. Manmohan Singh is more aimed at his foes in Congress or to put a question mark on Rahul Gandhi’s claim for the post of Prime Minister, for which a consistent chorus is going on within the Congress; is entirely the internal matter of Congress party. However the lack lustre non-performing leadership of Dr. Manmohan Singh involved in so many massive scams some of which lead directly to his door steps is not what the people of the country want or deserve and that too for a third term. India certainly deserves better and Indians are waiting for the opportunity to make it happen.