Subhas Chandra Pattanayak
Abhijit Mukherjee is in the Parliament of India because his father Mr. Pranab Mukherjee, a faithful backer of late Indira Gandhi’s family, was rewarded with the post of the President.
Before becoming the President Mr. Mukherjee was known for his astute tackling of intricate issues that was afflicting the government he was serving as a minister time and again, as people of India, like as on today, were perishing under price rise of essential commodities, rise in volume of wretchedness, rise in starvation deaths, rise in distress sale of agricultural products, rise in massiveness of unemployment, rise in black money, rise in number of coffers in foreign banks, rise in corruption, rise in frustration amongst the people in the grassroots that Manmohan Singh’s pro-American policies were generating. Some of his activities were also very pleasing to US of America. So, there was no better person than him available to the ruling Congress and its supporters for replacing Ms. Pratibha Patil with.
It is therefore more shocking that this astute politician’s son has not learned how not to offend the women any further when political economy of rape has strengthened the offenders so much that even the Prime Minister had to take long eight days to open his mouth in the matter of the moving bus gang rape in South Delhi that has, since December 16, kept the country down headed.
Perhaps the President had not found enough time to give his son a good upbringing.