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India’s ‘Mr. Clean’ PM cornered by anti-graft drive ANALYSIS 08/22/2011

Monday, August 22, 2011

India’s ‘Mr. Clean’ PM cornered by anti-graft drive

ANALYSIS

08/22/2011
NEW DELHI — There is no small irony in the fact that India’s Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, known for his probity and integrity, now finds himself fighting for political survival with an anti-corruption activist.

When the Congress party won elections in 2004, its decision to name Singh as premier was partly based on his unblemished record as the “Mr. Clean” of Indian politics.

After a thumping re-election in 2009, Singh was more popular than ever and there was never any doubt that he would retain the post for another term.

But in the past year his reputation has taken a battering with a succession of high-profile, multibillion-dollar corruption scams involving some top government officials..... MORE

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