PM daughter agrees with Roy’s stand

Thiruvananthapuram, Oct. 2: Writer-activist Arundhati Roy’s recent polemic on Maoism, development and governance has angered many in the UPA government, but the Prime Minister, Dr Manmohan Singh’s daughter, Ms Daman Singh, thinks that her writings are an ‘eye-opener’.

Talking to mediapersons at the sidelines of the Kovalam literary festival here, Ms Singh said: “She is a powerful writer and her writings are an eye-opener. I usually follow all her writings in popular magazines. She has a unique and powerful way of presenting things.”

When asked whether she agreed with Ms Roy’s take on Maoism and her fierce attack on the Centre, Ms Singh quipped, “I agree with some of her views and disagree with others.”

Ms Singh, the second daughter of the PM has authored two novels, Nine by Nine and Sacred Grove.

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