Its been a while that I had blogged, I was pathetically lazy on doing this. But seeing the process of how a president is being elected (should I say "Selected") makes me feel bad and wanted to express my disgust on the politics of so called "Largest democratic country in the world". I know that president of India is a nominal position and doesn't have a say on how its governed. I wouldn't have cared if the outgoing president was not Dr. Kalam. When he was made president, I thought Indian scientific community deserved this recognition for the way they achieved progress on the space programs even after working for our "Great" leaders.
As a first person of this country, I liked the way Dr.Kalam interacted with children, young people and asked everyone to dream high and think ahead. When we look at our sweet home, we see how our leaders are trying to divide people by geography, religion, caste and what ever reasons they can find. Dr.Kalam is the only person being in a political position tried to instill positive feeling in the people he interacted with, asking everyone to work hard for their dreams.
I hate to see these people's elected representatives (our MLA/MP who took break from taking bribes to ask question in parliament and exporting people as their wives) not giving him a chance to be re-elected because their bosses doesn't like him. Now the grand old Congress Party and no-good communist parties have come up with a lady called "Prathiba Patil" and they are trying to project that they are getting a women elected. Don't get me wrong, I am not against women being elected to the top post but only if they deserve it. No one outside of Maharashtra would have heard her name (not sure whether people from that place even heard of her). I really hope she is not selected for being a bootlicker for "Gandhi" family.
Anyways I wanted to say Thank you Mr. Kalam for being such a good president in your term and leading the country in such a respectful manner. I am sure you will be working hard after you term for the improvement of our country.
Thanks once again.