Mrs. Pratibha Patil says, Thank You Madam G

Published: Monday, Mar 18,2013, 17:45 IST
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and why shouldn't Mrs.Patil be grateful to the dynasty? She has ample reasons to be grateful...

And here are some of the published reasons from news papers over the years. By no means, this is an exhaustive list, but gives you the glimpse of the reasons for being grateful.

1) A 2,906 sq ft. retirement bungalow on Pashan road, Pune, has now become 6,000 sq ft. during 'renovation'. Thank you Madam G..

2) The President's Pensions Rules, 1962, say that if a former President is provided accommodation on a leased property, the living area should not exceed 2,000 sq ft. Thank you Madam G for an "exception" made for Congress dynasty loyalist.

3) Annual rent is Rupee ONE for the property of 56,239 sq ft which houses the bungalow!! Thank you Madam G for ensuring such 'generosity' from Maharashtra Congress govt :)

4) Over 1,10,00,000 of tax payer's money spent just for 'renovation', including spacious lawns & gardens. Thank you Madam G.

5) Pratibha burned Rs 205,00,00,000 of India's tax money for her 22 country foreign trips, highest so far by any President. You are very gracious Madam G!

6) A Maharashtra women's cooperative bank became insolvent after loan waiver to family members and relatives of Pratibha Patil. Thanks for overlooking this Madam G.

7) Pratibha pardoned 35 convicts including kidnappers, rapists and killers of children. Thanks for looking the other way Madam G.

8) Mrs.Patil took 155 Presidential gifts in 40 trucks, violating rules. Thank you Madam G for merely asking to return them, but no other action...

pratibha patilImage Courtesy : Outlook India

When the Rajasthan Congress minister Mr.Amin Khan revealed that Mrs. Patil was cooking and washing utensils in 1970s for the senior Madam G, there was a lot of outrage. But who knows, looking at the unbelievable 'generosity' that has been offered to Mrs.Patil over the years,  he might have covered the most important point!

References...

# ibnlive.in.com/news/president-pratibha-patils-brush...
# articles.timesofindia.indiatimes.com/2012-06-22/india...
# indianexpress.com/news/house-for-pratibha-patil-expands-from...
# post.jagran.com/Pratibha-Patil-asked-to-return-gifts-she-received-as-president...
# economictimes.indiatimes.com/news/politics/nation/president-patil-cooked...
# photo.outlookindia.com/images/gallery/20070723/pratibha_patil_sonia...

 

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