80 per cent claims made in 'Accidental Prime Minister' false: MK Narayanan

Slamming the author of the controversial book, Sanjay Baru, Narayanan said the journalist and former media adviser to the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was not a big player.

Published: 15th January 2019 09:08 PM  |   Last Updated: 15th January 2019 09:23 PM   |  A+A-

Anupam Kher

Anupam Kher in 'The Accidental Prime Minister'. (Photo | Instagram)

By PTI

KOLKATA: Former NSA M K Narayanan Tuesday asserted that "80 per cent of the claims" made in the book, 'The Accidental Prime Minister: The Making and Unmaking of Manmohan Singh', were "false".

Slamming the author of the controversial book, Sanjay Baru, Narayanan said the journalist and former media adviser to the then Prime Minister Manmohan Singh was "not a big player".

Baru had written the book during the 2014 Lok Sabha elections to make money, alleged the former National Security Adviser (NSA), believed to be close to the former PM.

"It's a book full of lies. Eighty per cent of his claims are false. He was not a big player of the game (in the government). He was nobody," Narayanan said in a session with the Bharat Chamber of Commerce.

He alleged that Baru could not manage the media and ran away in 2008 as he had thought the Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government would not return to power.

"The contents (of the book) are his own views," the former IPS officer added.

Narayanan was one of the officials instrumental in the Indo-US nuclear deal, a major achievement of the Manmohan Singh government.

Baru's book spawned a film on Singh's tenure in office that was released on January 11.

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  • badri narayanan poondi

    A person need not be ''big player'' to reveal what he knows about his master
    2 months ago reply
  • Vimala

    Just wonder... the book was out for public reading for the past 4 years. So it means
    2 months ago reply
    • Uma

      The book was written to create controversy & thereby make money
      2 months ago reply
  • Kalyan Ram

    Wish that Narayanan had spoken out and written all this as soon as Baru's book was released - the mischief has now been done and hopefully it is not too late for the media in general to call the lie before the elections due this year. KR
    2 months ago reply
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