Of Incompetence, Inability, and Incontinence
Pranab Mukherjee is a great son of India who has had a long and distinguished political career. Ever since his accidental inclusion in the union cabinet to achieve an auspicious count of ministers way back in 1973, he has worked tirelessly towards making India a better place to live.
But after all these years of service to the nation, maybe it is time for him to take a break. He isnt getting younger and watching him suffer from the burden of his brilliance makes us feel bad for him. And for poor mother India.
After Sardar Patel, he is the new Iron Man of India. Check out the strong words as the external affairs minister urging Pakistan to act on evidence shared by the FBI. No mention of the evidence supplied by Indian agencies. What humility by this great man!
“We have been told the FBI has strong evidence which they have shared with Pakistan. They (the Pakistani government) should act on that evidence and hand over the perpetrators of Mumbai to us,” the minister said.[link]
Mr Mukherjee’s contribution to Indian society is laudable. It is thanks to his efforts that the country is as peaceful and united as it is. He remains committed to maintaining the secular fabric of Indian society and continued communal harmony in the nation. Speaking at a recent program to mark 200 years of the Bengali translation of the Quran in Kolkata, here’s what he had to say.
“Not only is this expression Islamic terrorism unacceptable, there should be protest against it.[link]
People may talk about the tens of thousands of people who have been killed by Islamic fundamentalists, but that nonsense is not for our distinguished leader. Dont even think that this is in any way related to vote bank politics. Mr Mukherjee is beyond these cheap tricks to get the Muslim vote.
Hindu terrorism, maybe? Muslim, no way.
Big Daddy America’s Secratary of State travels over the world to keep everything under his/her watchful eye. So much simpler to just call in your citizens and tell them to convey the message! That’s a lesson in political strategy right there.
This from his address at the recent Pravasi Bharatiya meet in Chennai.
In particular, he said, they could convey the message to their respective countries that India is fully committed to free and fair trade.[link]
Add to all this the fact that he is loyalty personified. To the owners of the country. The Gandhi family.
After Sonia Gandhi reluctantly agreed to join politics, Pranab Mukherjee was one of her key mentors, guiding her through difficult situations with examples of how her mother-in-law, Indira Gandhi would have done things. Mukherjee’s unfailing loyalty and competence have led to his closeness to Sonia Gandhi and Manmohan Singh, and helped him gain the prestigious position of Defence Minister of India when the party came to power in 2004.[link]
These latest pearls of wisdom in response to a question about the lack of young leaders in Indian politics:
The day is not far when Rahul Gandhi will become the prime minister, External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee said on Thursday. [link]
Youth being such an important criteria for the most important post in the country, i cant help suggesting another name for the job. Someone younger than the super charismatic man produced by the Gandhi clan. At 25% younger than buddy boy Rahul, i think i am ready to be Prime Minister.
We love you Mr Mukherjee, but we are worried for you.
Before you leak your bowels in a public meet honoring minority leaders, shoot yourself in the foot with a gun, or stab yourself with a pen, maybe you should take a break and leave the country in the hands of less competent leaders.
You have done enough.