This refers to the news “Govt wins mkt’s trust vote” (September 22). It appeared from Prime Minister Manmohan Singh’s televised address to the nation that, for a change, the prime minister has seized control of the government. It is no doubt a pleasant surprise but the prime minister repeatedly invoked the 1991 crisis and the reforms that followed, forgetting that 2012 is totally different from 1991.
Though we agree with him that “money does not grow on trees,” it sure grows in politics, as he has seen in his tenure. There’s no doubt that his reputation as the head of the government has suffered owing to the many scams. Had he shown the same interest and initiative that he has displayed now in taking charge and controlling inflation, among other things, the “aam admi” would have had some reason to thank him.
K V Rao, Bangalore
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