President of India must be a Non Political Appointee….never is !…note I’ve asserted ‘must’ and not ‘should’
Irony is that we are not asking this question on the criteria above
“WHO MUST become the President of India after current incumbent finishes her term in July 2012?”
but instead speculating on political lines
“WHO WILL become the President of India after current incumbent finishes her term in July 2012?”
In my View,the President should always be a Non Political Appointee of Impeccable Stature…save for Kalam, none has really been or seen as been so far…surely in a country of 1.2 billion we can shortlist atleast five such who are deserving to be our President !
In an interesting recent conversation in this context with a Bengali friend,where I playfully jibed that I could see the Babu Moshai brethren effect rallying support for our Finance Minister and Long Loyal to Congress,Pranab,here are his thoughts
“Kalam is the first choice. Ratan Tata is another one. The present real-politic structure now will never, ever, tolerate a non-political president – there is too much to hide – and when push comes to shove, politicians, across party lines, stick to each other just like a fart sticks to its own stink. And I totally agree with you in all you have said. In a nation of a billion plus, we couldn’t find anyone at all – except little Pranab; but he’s certainly better news than another P…. or worse, a P….!”
I reproduce this from Ayn Rand,famous for ‘Fountainhead’ who said it well in ‘Atlas Shrugged’
“When you know that in order to produce, you need to obtain permission from men who produce nothing,When you see that money is flowing to those who deal not in goods but in favours,
When you see that men get rich more easily by graft rather than by work,
and your laws no longer protect you against them but protect them against you…… you know that your society is doomed “
Sadly,it’s not Always the Best Man or Woman who wins !