Will Pratibha Patil Be Re-Elected As President?

Pratibha Patil Should Not Be Offered the Second Term

Abdul Kalam Was Considered As Anti-Secular Because Of His Association with BJP

Abdul Kalam Was Considered As Anti-Secular Because Of His Association with BJP
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Abdul Kalam Was Viewed As Communal As He Enjoyed BJP Support


Abdul Kalam Was Viewed As Communal As He Enjoyed BJP Support

Indian President Pratibha Patil’s first term of five years comes to an end in the coming July. There are hectic parleys going on behind the scenes to re-elect Pratibha Patil for one more term as President of India. Pratibha Patil became the President in the year 2007 because of the backing of the Congress, Communists and the Shiv Sena. Congress party backed her for the post because of the loyalty she has for Sonia Gandhi. Communists have a high opinion of the Congress because they consider the Congress party as secular and the BJP as communal. The communists’ logic was that any person supported by the Congress should be a secular person. Therefore the communists felt that under Pratibha Patil, the rights of the minorities and particularly that of the Muslims would be safe. Due to this logic of protecting the Muslims, the communists backed Pratibha Patil. Shiv Sena extended support to Pratibha Patil because she belonged to Maharashtra.

Abdul Kalam Was Considered As Anti-Secular Because Of His Association with BJP

In 2007, Pratibha Patil was opposed by the then Vice President Bairon Singh Shekhawat. The allies of the Congress also supported Pratibha Patil whereas the principal opposition party BJP supported Shekhawat. Due to the strength of the Congress and the allies, Pratibha Patil won easily. The then President Abdul Kalam was not offered a second term because Abdul Kalam was sponsored as a President by the then ruling party BJP in 2002. All the political parties considered Abdul Kalam as anti-secular and anti-minorities as he was backed by the BJP which was considered as a communal party by the others.

Pratibha Patil’s Luxury Life At The Cost Of the Taxpayers

After becoming the President, Pratibha Patil has been indulging in luxurious life. Since becoming the President, Pratibha Patil made twelve trips to foreign countries with her family to 22 countries. This has cost the government a whopping Rs.205 crore. She has planned one more trip to South Africa before her term ends. She plans to visit South Africa with her family members. On all her foreign trips, a chartered Boeing 747-400 was kept ready for her entourage including her family members. She also made the government incur expenditure on her luxurious accommodation in five star hotels, local travel, miscellaneous expenses and daily allowances.

Visited Many Countries

Pratibha Patil has visited many countries like Mexico, Brazil, Bhutan, Chile, Indonesia, Vietnam, Poland, Spain, Tajikistan, Russia, Cyprus, Britain, Laos, China, UAE, Cambodia, Mauritius, Syria, Switzerland, South Korea and Austria. She spent 75 days in these foreign countries.

Pratibha Patil’s Luxury Life At The Cost Of the Taxpayers

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Karunanidhi, the Next President?

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Misused Her Post

She has also misused her post and recruited many relatives, acquaintances and friends for jobs in the Rashtrapati Bhavan for fabulous salaries. Many of her family members had enjoyed the luxuries of the Presidential Palace at the cost of the government all these years. Compare this to the life of the previous President Abdul Kalam in the Presidential Palace. Abdul Kalam lived in the Presidential Palace alone and his family members lived in his native place. Abdul Kalam did not recruit his relatives and friends for any job in the Presidential Palace. Abdul Kalam spent only the barest minimum during his tenure and lived a simple life.

Pratibha Patil Could Not Even Provide Gratuity to the Affected Person

Even before Pratibha Patil became the President, there had been allegations of financial irregularities against her. Pratibha Patil did not do any good for anybody during her tenure. She did not take any interests in the citizens’ problems. She did not use her power to provide solace to the citizens who faced hurdles and problems. For example I know one employee of Indian Bank who was compulsorily retired after serving the bank for nearly 25 years. He was denied gratuity by the bank even though the bank did not incur any financial loss due to his actions. The poor employee represented the case to the President Pratibha Patil through the Internet. He received an online acknowledgement also for his complaint against the bank. Pratibha Patil simply slept over the matter and did not bring any justice to that person. Had she wanted, she could have directed the public sector bank to pay the gratuity to that employee. That employee has no money even to go to the court and contest the case.

Pratibha Patil Should Not Be Offered the Second Term

Pratibha Patil should not be offered the second term in July. She deserves to be ousted from the Presidential Palace. When a President does not care for the citizens’ problems and indulges in luxurious life at the cost of the tax payer’s money, that President deserves to be kicked off from the post. An opportunity is coming in July for all the parties to do that.

Communists Consider Pratibha Patil as Champion of Secularism

The Congress is interested in sponsoring Pratibha Patil again for the President’s post. The communists are ready to support her because they feel Pratibha Patil is the champion of secularism. Shiv Sena has already offered unofficial support to her for the second term. Therefore it is now in the hands of the other parties like the BJP, Trinamul Congress, AIADMK, Samajwadi Party and others to refuse to endorse Pratibha Patil’s second term.

Karunanidhi, the Next President?

Congress likes to have Karunanidhi, the DMK President, as the President of India, in case it is not possible to re-elect Pratibha Patil. Samajwadi Party likes to have Mulayam Singh Yadav as the President. Mayawati is also interested in becoming the President because she can install her own statues throughout the Rashtrapati Bhavan. According to rumours, Rahul Gandhi is interested in making Karunanidhi as the President.

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anusujith 4 years ago from Nilambur, Kerala, India

I am great fan of APJ. After his performance and hard work as leader, he influenced me.But Prathibha..........


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ramkimeena 4 years ago from India Author

Dear anusujith,

I thank you for your valuable comments. I agree with your views entirely.

Best wishes to you,


Lokpriya President 4 years ago

India Needs clean citizen as President and Anna Hazare is no doubt the most preferred person. Indian Parliaments should show to the world that a common man has full dignity to become president of india.If india had missed Mahatma Ghandi ji to make first president due to his murder then this time free india citizens has this in offer.

Consider this!


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ramkimeena 4 years ago from India Author

Dear Lokpriya President,

I thank you for your valuable comments. Anna Hazare is a comedian running his street shows as and when he likes. When Sharad Pawar was slapped on his face by a fanatic, Anna Hazare reacted with the comments "Only one slap?". I do not agree that such a person should become Indian President. It will be a disgrace to the polity of India if Anna Hazare becomes the President. In fact even to say that Anna Hazare is a Gandhian is an insult to the Father of the nation.

Best wishes to you,


siva 4 years ago

Prathiba patil should come once again as president. Please let her to visit many countries


Jaya 4 years ago

I cant imagine how India would when karunanidhi becomes the next president.

He has no skills other than bribing and making his family happy. To my knowledge he has not made any good for the Tamil nadu government, what good is he going to do for india. I would better suggest him to be in his house instead of ruining the country. Indian government and people would go down and his family would be more rich if he becomes the president as the whole family can do bring since there are no one to ask. Rahul gandhi is making stupid decision to make karunanidhi as a president, is Rahul getting a share in this for supporting. I wish all the ministers to really support our country instead of bribing. As u said even anna hazare is a joker we can believe him to be the president as he will wash all bribery and would make all theinidters to go home.


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ramkimeena 4 years ago from India Author

Dear Jaya,

I thank you for your valuable comments. I agree with your views entirely. Rahul Gandhi is fascinated towards Karunanidhi and his elder son Alagiri. It was Rahul Gandhi who made Alagiri as a Minister in the Central government even though Alagiri does not know English or Hindi and has not even completed tenth standard in school. Rahul Gandhi relies on Alagiri's advices in all matters. It was Alagiri who recommended his father Karunanidhi's name to Rahul Gandhi. Rahul happily agreed but there seems to be some opposition from the allies of the Congress to Rahul's proposal. Let us wait and watch.

Best wishes to you,


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ramkimeena 4 years ago from India Author

Dear Jaya,

I thank you for your valuable comments. I agree with your views entirely. Rahul Gandhi is fascinated towards Karunanidhi and his elder son Alagiri. It was Rahul Gandhi who made Alagiri as a Minister in the Central government even though Alagiri does not know English or Hindi and has not even completed tenth standard in school. Rahul Gandhi relies on Alagiri's advices in all matters. It was Alagiri who recommended his father Karunanidhi's name to Rahul Gandhi. Rahul happily agreed but there seems to be some opposition from the allies of the Congress to Rahul's proposal. Let us wait and watch.

Best wishes to you,

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