Friday, May 04, 2012

Massacre of English language if Pranab Mukherjee becomes Indian President ..

It will truly be a sad day for the English language and the country if Pranab Mukherjee gets to be the Indian President.

Other than being a faithful follower of the ruling party and one who has stood by the party through times thick and thin, Pranab Mukherjee has no other qualities worth mentioning. Like Pratibha Patil, he also will be an extra baggage and liability for the country in its forward march to the forefront of the comity of nations.

If not his actions, his language will certainly floor his Western counterparts. It will definitely be a massacre of the English language with his own version of Benglish ( Bengali + English). It definitely will lead to a communication paralysis in the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

On the other hand, Hamid Ansari was an IFS officer and is the present Vice President. Padma Shri Dr Ansari is the author of the book, Travelling through conflict and has edited another book on Iran. Has very good international exposure and is a very reserved intellectual. Being from a minority community, some communal leaders have raised objection to his elevation as President. K R Narayanan, was the other retired IFS officer who served as an earlier Indian President.

Politics should not be the criterion to decide on the post of President. On the other hand ability, reputation, intellectual prowess and personal integrity should be the qualities on which the next President is chosen. Political lineage will only be a burden to the country.

For the sake of the country and its people, hope the political parties will understand this. Why not Scientists U R Rao / C N R Rao or senior retired bureaucrats like T N Seshan KPS Menon or litterateurs or an Industrialist of integrity like Ratan Tata ?

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