For months, Lalchand Kishinchand Advani and his tribe teased and taunted “weak, nikamma” Manmohan Singh for a public debate on television. But the shock defeat in the 2009 general elections and the searing criticism of his leadership have dented the debating skills of the Loh Purush beyond repair.
So much so, that at the BJP’s very private, untelevised chintan baithak in Shimla, neither Yashwant Sinha nor Arun Shourie, are “invitees”. Clearly, “the former future prime minister of India” has no interest to “debate” the two former Union ministers who had questions on the defeat.
Or does he?
E.P. Unny in The Indian Express