March 24, 2023

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Manmohan Singh, Rahul Gandhi find mention in Barack Obama’s new book; here’s what he wrote

In his new book ‘A Promised Land’, former US president Barack Obama has written about what he thought of former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh and former Congress party president Rahul Gandhi.
Barack Obama’s new book ‘A Promised Land’ hit the shelves earlier this week. The former US president has authored several books in the past, including ‘Dreams from My Father’, ‘The Audacity of Hope’, and ‘Change we can Believe in’.
Interestingly, former Congress party president and sitting Lok Sabha MP from Kerala’s Wayanad, Rahul Gandhi has found mention in Obama’s latest book.
Referring to Rahul Gandhi, Barack Obama writes in his new book ‘A Promised Land’, “Rahul Gandhi has a nervous, unformed quality about him, as if he were a student who’d done the coursework and was eager to impress the teacher but deep down lacked either the aptitude or the passion to master the subject.”
Obama also wrote about former Indian prime minister Manmohan Singh, saying he comes across as “having a kind of impassive integrity”.
A fellow Democrat, Barack Obama’s new book also mentions US President-elect Joe Biden. Obama describes his former vice president and the current US President-elect Biden as a decent man who “might get prickly if he thought he wasn’t given his due – a quality that might flare up when dealing with a much younger boss”.
Referring to Russian President Vladimir Putin, Obama writes that the leader reminds him of the street-smart bosses who used to run Chicago at one point in time.
According to a book review by the New York Times, Barack Obama’s new book ‘A Promised Land’ focuses more on his political stance than his personal life. The former US president has written about a range of issues from his own early days in politics to the killing of Osama Bin Laden by a US SEAL team in Pakistan’s Abbottabad.

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