- Dr Manmohan Singh is a man of spotless integrity. He is a sensitive person whose heart is not callous to the call of human suffering. At his core, he also has a strong moral compass. I remember this from an interview I conducted with him twenty years ago when he was the Finance Minister and I was the Executive Editor of Blitz . My leftist leanings had made me a critic of the economic reforms introduced by him. Nevertheless, I was highly impressed by one particular answer that he gave. He explained that the licence-permit-quota raj that prevailed earlier, and was defended in the name of socialism, had not only suppressed India’s economic growth, thereby hurting the poor, but also “corroded the moral fibre” of Indian society by breeding corruption.
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