Sherry Jaisa Koi Nahin: Why Navjot Singh Sidhu Would Make a Great Prime Minister

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Sherry Jaisa Koi Nahin: Why Navjot Singh Sidhu Would Make a Great Prime Minister

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he last time there was a PM from the Congress, he became famous for his silence. The era of Manmohan Singh has passed, but perhaps for 2019, his polar opposite might be the man for the job. If the biggest problem with Dr Singh was his silence, it’s only fair that he be followed by a candidate who won’t stop talking. The opinion I’m about to present might be as unexpected as Tunday kebabs at an RSS meet, but like the kebabs (or the meet), we won’t know how good it is unless we try it. Bear with me, but I think Navjot Singh Sidhu should be a candidate for the PM.

I know that a spot in the commentary box is very different from the PM’s seat, but the skills that Sidhu has picked up during his multifaceted and tenured career, can easily be transferred to the highest office in India. For starters, election speeches are supposed to be engaging and imaginative. Instead, our leaders offer hysteria and histrionics with similar stories repeating on loop. Since both RaGa and NaMo are giving yawn-worthy bhashans, it is time to project new faces that can engage us over the charms of oratory.

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