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Is it unethical on part of Sanjaya Baru to release his book on Manmohan Singh in middle of an election campaign?

Saturday, 12 April 2014 - 11:17am IST | Place: Mumbai | Agency: dna webdesk

  • sanjaya-baru's-book-the-accidental-prime-minister Twitter reacts to Sanjaya Baru's book about the Prime Minister

Sanjaya Baru's book The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh, has been in the limelight since Friday evening. In his book, Baru refers to the alleged strained ties between Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and his council of ministers. The author, a senior editor and the PM's media adviser between 2004 and 2008, paints a picture of a leader losing "all vestiges of control over his own government". He quotes Singh as having told him that there cannot be two centers of power. Sonia Gandhi has also been portrayed as the mastermind of the UPA government. However, the UPA has rubbished the rumors, calling them a work of fiction.

While Baru faces extreme reactions to his book, the Opposition has been cashing in all the publicity that it has received. Late Friday evening, the BJP reacted to the content in the book, with senior BJP leader Venkaiah Naidu stating, "I have been saying from day one that the PM presides and madam decides. This has been proved by this book now."

As the heated discussions continue, many individuals, groups and organisations have taken to social media to voice their opinions, both for and against the revelations. We take a look at a few comments on the popular social networking site Twitter.


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