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Manmohan Singh is a weak PM: Natwar

August 09, 2006 13:14 IST

Stepping up his offensive against Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former external affairs minister K Natwar Singh said on Wednesday that he was a 'weak' prime minister who was unable to stand by his colleagues in difficulty.

"It gives me no pleasure to say that he is a weak PM, unable to stand by his colleagues," he told Karan Thapar in an interview on CNN-IBN, a day after his suspension from the Congress for misusing his position to get Iraqi oil contracts for persons close to him.

"I have worked with him (Dr Singh) for 40 years and he knew nothing of foreign affairs. Now, when I am in difficulty he does not have the courage or camaraderie to say something in my favour," he said.

Without naming anyone, Natwar Singh, alleged that two ministers in the present government had hatched a conspiracy against him. Asked whether he was pointing an accusing finger at Union Ministers P Chidambaram and Kapil Sibal, he said, "It is for you to draw your own conclusion."

Natwar Singh also alleged that the two minsters had selected lawyers having prejudice against him to assist the Pathak Inquiry Authority, which probed the Iraqi oil scam and indicted him and his son Jagat for misusing their positions to get oil contracts for persons close to them.

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Number of User Comments: 12

Sub: natkhat natwar

Is there humanity left in any of the politician (from young to buddha's)? What is there responsibility toward thair nation as human being at such ...

Posted by amrendra

Sub: Heights of Shamelessness

This guy Natwar should be hanged. Look at his guts. First he commits a crime and insults the whole of India in front of the ...

Posted by ssk

Sub: nat-waste

the true politician , its our mother country's fate :(

Posted by aruvee

Sub: Be careful !!

The sequence of event raises an alarming question.. Is there any foreign hand in getting away with Natwar Singh.. Soon after he was taken off ...

Posted by Vikas


I just want to ask Natwar Singh, what does he mean when he say that he is in difficulty.It means he has done something wrong.

Posted by satyajit kuamr



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