Comments on: You can’t talk about Manmohan Singh that way! Perspectives on South Asian politics Thu, 02 Jun 2016 08:03:22 +0000 hourly 1 By: vsekhar Sat, 08 Sep 2012 04:45:41 +0000 Please remember that Manmohan Singh (now commonly referred to as Mickey Mouse Singh, for obvious reasons) held several key posts in the Government of India, such as Chief Economic Advisor (1972–76), Central Reserve Bank Governor (1982–85) and Planning Commission Head (1985–87). So he cannot escape the blame for one of India’s most embarrassing moments: airlifting 47 tons of gold to the Bank of England and 20 tons to the Union Bank of Switzerland as collateral for emergency loans.It was the Rural Employment Food for Work Program started by him at the fag end of his earlier term which threw money around for no worth and got him re-elected.This time the Sonia Congress which lets foodgrains rot in the open,now plans to give precious wheat/rice at Rs.2 or 0.04$ to win another term.