Manmohan Singh completes three years as Prime Minister tomorrow, May 22. It has been a strange three years. OTOH, it has been a faceless prime ministership quite unlike his precedessor Atal Behari Vajpayee‘s. Colourless but competent, boring but effective, no-frills substance over flair and style, macro versus micro. It’s a bit like Rahul Dravid‘s captaincy after Saurav Ganguly‘s.
OTOH, there can be no question that the communal temperature has been brought down, that the economy is looking up, etc. But Singh has done little to wipe out the impression that, like Vajpayee’s, the command centre of his nervous system lies elsewhere, in 10 Janpath, and that he is merely keeping the seat warm.
What is the one question you are dying to ask Manmohan Singh? Keep your queries short and civil.