PM Manmohan Singh. AP File Photo.
From all indications, it was because of a directive from the Congress High Command to explain his Government’s failures to the media. The tone and tenor of his dialogue with editors reflected Manmohan’s frustration, not with the system, but with the press. Unlike his usual charming self, he was blunt and aggressive. He charged the media with playing accuser, prosecutor and judge.
He also needs to be more pronounced in his Policy Making and shun the procrastination on taking decisions on issues of public concern as well as of "National Importance"!