Saturday, July 21, 2007
Pratibha Patil is the new President of India, As I watched the debate on CNN-IBN I could not help but notice a larger issue we Indians have missed in this whole election drama.
The issue is, in this election we have put an end to an admirable convention of electing a non-partisan,non-political president.
The convention started with Kalam who turned out to be a fantastic "People's president", I think credit for starting this convention should have gone to NDA who made his presidency possible.
Sadly the Congress party and their left allies were in no such mood and decided to elect a political rubber stamp like Ms Patil.
Amit Verma of livemint has written a very humorous sarcastic article, Even though some of the comments seems to be below the belt, Amit Verma represents the desperate feelings of a growing educated class who have been left with very little say in the political system of the country.