NEW YORK: US magazine Time has termed Indian Prime Minister Manmohan Singh as an ‘underachiever’. According to the magazine which will be out next week, Singh did not live up to his potential.
The magazine states that voter confidence in Singh has diminished due to inflation and corruption scandals. Even local and foreign investors are beginning to get cold feet.
Pointing to Dr. Singh’s fall “from grace,” the magazine says, “In the past three years, the calm confidence he [Dr. Singh] once radiated has been absent. He seems unable to control his Ministers and — his new, temporary portfolio at the Finance Ministry notwithstanding — unwilling to stick his neck out on reforms that will continue the process of liberalisation he helped start.”