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The Prime Ministers Office has criticised a just-released book on Manmohan Singh by Sanjaya Baru, former media advisor to the PM in UPA-1, calling it fiction and coloured.Barus book, "The Accidental Prime Minister: The making and unmaking of Manmohan Singh", documents the relationship between Sonia Gandhi and Singh, and how the latter decided to take the rap for bad decisions taken by the political head in order to avoid giving the impression of there beint two power centres. (Read here).But the PMO is clearly not amused. In a statement read out by the PMOs current media advisor, Pankaj Pachauri, in Delhi, Barus book has been dismissed as an attempt to misuse a privileged position and access to high office to gain credibility and to apparently exploit it for commercial gains. The commentary smacks of fiction and coloured views of the former advisor (i.e. Baru).The statement also points to an earlier interaction that the PM had with senior editors, where Manmohan Singh is reported to have told them not to believe "all that he (Baru) is saying."

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