I spoke too soon!!!!

In my earlier post about the appointment of Ms.Pratibha Patil, I had made an assessment that she is a rounded person with interests in business and sports and subsequent news showed that i was hasty!

It has come to light that Ms.Patil’s sugar factory owes about Rs.17+ crores to a bank and it has been due for quite a few years.  While it is not unusual for business enterprises to have such huge debts, it is not becoming of a Presidential candidate to come from such a background.  While it might be argued (and it has been) that she resigned as a director a few years back on account of her becoming the Governer of Rajasthan, it does not absolve her of the moral and fiduciary  responsibility!  Moral Politics might be an oxymoron but Ceaser’s wife must be above board, especially if she is to become the Country’s First Lady!

As if this were not enough, there is an allegation that her brother has been responsible for the murder of a person belonging to the party.  Again, it is not a personal issue but if it comes out that she has been shielding her brother from the clutches of law and deterring enforcement, that would be a really bad precedent.

All the same, if it comes out that there is some personal involvement on her side on both counts, then that will endear her more to the political parties!!



  1. P Venugopal said,

    June 28, 2007 at 4:35 pm

    It is very unfortunate that Mrs. Prathibha Patil is not answering to any charges raised against her. As she is going to be the President of India, the countrymen expects her to be clean and such nature of not answering, can it be considered as the charges are true or she is arrogant so that she does not care to the citizens. Better late than never.

  2. badrirag said,

    June 28, 2007 at 4:58 pm


    When you have the likes of the PM defending you, what is the need for you to utter even a single word? I am really sad to see that Shri Manmohan Singh has been forced to stoop to such a level.

  3. bubbleonfire said,

    March 26, 2008 at 11:32 am

    Oh that’s interesting! Man this is really a step backwards for India. Not like Pratibhaji is a bad person, but she really doesn’t have it in her to be President. Playing table-tennis and being Prez is not the same. What I can imagine now is that the defense forces will be serving in the kitchen & Punjab Army will be instructed in Marathi! And now all the murderers who are relatives of Pratibha Patil are going to be free…what a Prez! We can now take loans for sugar mills, then not pay back and step down from Chairpersonship.

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