Jul 28, 2007

India Gets A Slavish President

Indian legislators elected a lady as its President for the first time last week. While this should have been good news, the unfortunate reality is that this was perhaps the first President elect who had several cases of impropriety raised against her. And she replaces a man who set one of the highest standards of honesty and propriety in public life. What a contrast!

All because the ruling establishment wants a spineless character doing their bidding when election time comes two years from now. It feels really sad to see a great man leave Rashtrapati Bhavan.

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