Politician + Puppet = President Patil

on Friday, August 3, 2007


The honorary post of the President of the Nation for the first time goes to a woman. Something we all should be proud of, though it took 60 years for a woman to come so far. And in my opinion, undeservedly.

I speak for over 50% of the population when I say, 'Kalam should have been back and I do not like Patil.' The reason why it even makes a difference to the country all of a sudden, who the President of the country is because of Kalam. He raised the standards, made each citizen actually fall in love with him, inspired them and made them realise what a President should be doing. Until Kalam came, not only we did not bother, we also did not know what did we have Presidents for and were confused why The President of America is more important to us than our own President. Probably because, when Bush and Clinton were making big decisions and making America more powerful, our President was relaxing and sipping on his tea in the gardens of Rashtrapati Bhavan.

Rashtrapati Bhavan is not merely an Office of the President. From a common man's eye, it looks like a building of hope and honour. Standing on the crossroad, with Rashtrapati Bhavan on one side and India Gate on the other, I remember that being the most proud moment of my life. Both mean to me. I do not call myself a patriot, but I am definitely extremely proud of my country. But I am also sad, shocked to see President Patil. She does not appeal to me one bit.

How I am left speechless and helpless, when I see a POLITICIAN turn PRESIDENT. And not just that, but to have a President, who has been under the scanner of CBI for a murder case and more. She may not have been involved directly, but she was definitely involved in 'using' her 'political powers'. This, scares me. Will she do the same with her post as a President. Then I realise 'neah', she is a 'Puppet'. Sonia Gandhi, very politically changed Patil's life. (Seems like she is a master of bringing new old haggard forgotten unknown faces to the two top Posts of the Country.) How nicely, she announced Man Mohan Singh as the P.M. and now Patil as the President. Both, being her puppets. Not like I dislike Singh nor do I dislike Sonia Gandhi, but the sole point remaining - IS PRATIBHA WORTH IT?

I still remember that picture of Kalam on the front pages of all newspapers, when he sworn in as the President. There was confidence dripping, a sparkle in his eye and an aura of self dignity around him, that instantly made many of us feel - 'HE IS THE MAN!' And so he proved. Keeping all biases aside, the first day I saw Patil's picture in the papers and on news channels, when she was nominated. I could not even recognise her. Came across as some 'wannabe' politician who is being pushed up by her Party members. Not even today, now that she is THE PRESIDENT, do I feel that she has the same spark, that new energy that Kalam brought with himself. We are back to square one. A new President who shall be remembered by the next generation as ONLY the First Female President of the Country.

20 comments:

mitanshu said...

nopes!
(President)Pratibha Patil is NOT worth it. Its just that Congress leader Sonia Gandhi has grown over powerful and right now, she is the one who has decided Prime Minister and President of India.

The most powerful woman of India - Sonia Gandhi

SARANSH said...

i m agree with ur views.........one more thing i simply love ur way of expression
i am also write on dis topic u may see it at
http://polymerase-sanjay.blogspot.com/2007/07/welcome-president.html

Dimple said...

I totally agree wid u..Mr Kalam was the only president who was a independent thinker..may b that was the reason why politicians didnt want him..he was truly a ppl's person..and pratibha patil ..seriously hav no expectations from her..

Nabila Zehra Zaidi said...

@ Mitanshu....absolutely!!

@ Saransh....Sure I will check it out soon. Thanks :)

@ Dimple....Yes Dimple, and then ofocurse Congress did not like him. Neither would he be a puppet nor would he sanction bills according to them :P (the office of profit bill). An Independent strong personality that overshadowed the position of the PM and his contributions made more headlines than the UPA's. Presidential elections, just got too political.

StandbyMind said...

oOh this was such a pitty..
Y in the hell she was made the prez...beats me..totally...

see the irony..
Kalam the great visionary and scientist...
and patil says she has felt " BHOOOTS"

wtf?????///

Rajeev said...

i completely agree with u ! :)
but i hate to see her as the prez. kalam shud have been made the prez once again!

peace & love
Jeevy

Ainz said...

A superstitious, under-suspicion-for-fraud compromise candidate being projected as the greatest development since sliced bread!

Rubbish!

Anyway... good piece... I've written about it at http://theainzyears.blogspot.com/2007/06/
good-idea-lets-disgrace-presidency.html

Prince Kazarelth said...

IDON'TLIKETHISwomanshelooksstupidinfrontofouroldpresident.
That's it.

Nabila Zehra Zaidi said...

@ Raman...exactly...WTF??*surprised look* *zapped*

@ Rajeev...could not agree more... :-)

@ Ainz...utter RUBBISH!! Thanks!

@ Prince...eerr...yeah...(gosh...are you testing my power to read the sentence rightly when it is written without spaces?? :P)

Sharad Mathur said...

its a hard game. politics =\
dosent happen the common peoples wy. what they want =|


sharad

Dimple said...

Sorry a bit late, but taken ur tag..:)

A Nerd Anarch said...

I do agree that Kalam should have been retained, thouhg on not so harsher grounds as you've mentioned herein.

I must say that I've developed a strong liking for your blog.. on the very first visit itself. I did read a few sensitive posts but time-factor not being with me today.. hence couldn't make it to all. But I would. Very soon.
Happy perpetual Scribbling!

Kartik Menon said...

I so agree...if only we could be free of the influence of the "FIne italian hand, that leads by the nose".

Mannu said...

well said Nabila.
Let's hope she too grows up to act independently.

Kenneth said...

Hey....y have u disappeared from blogosphere darlin....love readin u, come soon or gimme a buzz sometime...tc

Nabila Zehra Zaidi said...

@ ken .... time and tide wait for none...hence my blog suffers :( but i am hoping (once again) to be regular...lets see...will drop in soon... :)

@ mannu ... you too mannu...well said :)

@ kartik ... leads by the nose...right on!!

@ nerd ... hhhmmm.... Thank you :)

@ dimple .... thank you for obliging ;)

@ sharad .... i wish...

Ankit Gupta said...

i totally disagree with ur line in which u said "we are more interested in Mr. USA President"..sry!!

just bcoz he makes news, that doesn't mean we shoe more interest in him!!

Cheers
Ankit

JK said...

Kalam may have come with blah blah but proved politics makes even the best the worst!
Remember he was the one who signed on dissolving of one of the state assemblies
was woken up at 2 at night in Moscow to sign the papers!!
The that office for profit bill or something like that.
He believed it wasn’t correct n sent it back
But then eh? Signed it

Could have resigned?? eh?

guess Rashtrapti Bhawan got a nice garden n view is not bad :-)

Cold & Silent..... said...

hell yeahhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhhh......
i guess...free phoren trips for self and family......a lot of servaantsto order..........basically....five years of super luxury at our expense.....thats all she has.....

and guess who's the master of that puppet......
another puppet.......

usha said...

heyy nabila..tis is so true abt the indian state of politics...evn i was among those 50 % who wanted mr kalam to b there fr next term of presidentship.... but wat to do wid thes political parties who jst fr ther sake... made pratibha..patil the next president jst fr the sake of..bathng in the glory of getting the frst women president..of india... all tis is bull shit she does not deserve evn a bit of wat shes getting write now...