Obama's blunt impressions of leaders causes stir in India

Indian politics is aflutter over former US president Barack Obama’s descriptions of the country’s leaders in his new memoir “A Promised Land.”The book, released on Tuesday, covers his campaign for the White House and his first term in office, during which he visited India when the now-opposition Congress party was in power.It contains his impressions of then-prime minister Manmohan Singh, party president Sonia Gandhi and her son, Rahul Gandhi.Obama describes Singh “as a chief architect of India’s economic transformation” and “a self-effacing technocrat who’d won people’s trust not by appealing…

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