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Sanjay Baru

The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh

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“The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh” is a book written by Sanjaya Baru, an Indian policy analyst and journalist. Published in 2014, the book offers a behind-the-scenes account of the tenure of Manmohan Singh, who served as the Prime Minister of India from 2004 to 2014.

Sanjaya Baru served as the media advisor and chief spokesperson for Prime Minister Manmohan Singh from 2004 to 2008, providing him with unique insights into the functioning of the Indian government during that period. In “The Accidental Prime Minister,” Baru reflects on his experiences and provides an insider’s perspective on the challenges and decisions made during Manmohan Singh’s tenure.

The book discusses Manmohan Singh’s journey from an economist to becoming India’s Prime Minister and examines his role in shaping economic policies, managing coalition politics, and handling major events and crises. It sheds light on the dynamics within the Indian National Congress party and the relationship between Manmohan Singh and Congress party president Sonia Gandhi.

“The Accidental Prime Minister” also delves into controversies and criticisms surrounding Manmohan Singh’s leadership, including allegations of being a weak prime minister and having limited control over decision-making processes. Baru shares his observations on the power struggles within the government and how they impacted policy-making during that time.

The book stirred considerable debate and garnered attention for its insider account of Indian politics and governance. It provides readers with insights into the complexities of leading a diverse nation like India and offers an examination of the strengths and weaknesses of Manmohan Singh’s leadership.


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