In October, 2004, India PM Manmohan Singh, as a leader of a great nation, gave a grand speech that was truly heroic and was resonating around the whole world, East and West:
"When we talk of a resurgent Asia, people think of the great changes that have come about in Shanghai. I share this aspiration with the chief minister and senior Congress leaders to transform Mumbai in the next five years in such a manner that people would forget about Shanghai and Mumbai will become a talking point
Make Mumbai No 1: PM
Five years have passed unrelentingly. The biggest democracy enters an election again.
Looking back into the history, one cant help but ask:
Do people forget Shanghai?
Does Mumbai become a talking point in a manner that Mr. PM had perceived?
Would people in a democratic developing country, with vast un- or under-educated population constantly subject to brainwashing and low quality media, rather reject honesty and realistic leaders perhaps with a low-key attitude, than love and accept boastful and/or arrogant candidates?
Should Indians politicians be hold responsible for what they say, or they should enjoy the freedom of manipulation their constituents again and again under the name and norm of democracy?
Please kindly share your view.