Saturday, December 01, 2012

President's controversial meeting

Pranab Mukherjee was in Chennai on 30th November on an official visit. He also met a leader of a political party, DMK, at the latter's residence. Kanimozhi, an MP against whom CBI has filed criminal cases was also present during the private meeting.

We do not know what made the President meet Karunanidhi. Was it to thank him once again for making him the President? Did the President speak to him on behalf of the Congress party?

Whatever might have been the reason for this politically incorrect meeting, the President will do well to remember that our Constitution requires and our citizens expect that he keep a respectable distance from politicians of all hues. There is no need for him to prove again and again that he is beholden to his electors.

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