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The Golden Period Is Upon Him

The Golden Period Is Upon Him
The Golden Period Is Upon Him
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He’s a politician who courted controversy but stuck to his commitment to secularism. Staunch Gandhi-Nehru loyalist, Union human resources development minister Arjun Singh celebrated five decades in politics last week. At a function, the Indian Writers’ Association brought out a commemorative volume to mark Arjun’s contribution to Indian politics. PM Manmohan Singh, LS speaker Somnath Chatterjee and UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi were present too.

Tributes weren’t in short supply either. "As a Union HRD minister, he’s been a pathfinder and a pace setter...committed to education as a purposeful instrument of social and economic change," the PM said. He went on to add that "everyday my admiration for him increases". The 75-year-old Arjun Singh has been at the forefront in monitoring the Rajiv Gandhi assassination case as well as the Ayodhya demolition. And as hrd minister, he’s reversed many appointments and decisions of the earlier NDA government. Praise for Arjun Singh,...

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