Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee: Not a common person’s leader

Pranab Mukherjee death news | Pranab Mukherjee died Former President Mr Pranab Mukherjee death is the passing away of a leader who adhered to Parliamentary procedures and constitutional norms. Perhaps, Mr Mukherjee was among the last of that generation that believed consensus the only way to run the country though sometimes such consensus could help the status-quoits only. After his death, lots of tribute have poured in including the RSS, the Prime minister who posted some of the photographs with Pranab Da. Anchors called him a doyen and ‘sarkaar’ bowed to his ‘achievement’. Interestingly, the same sarkaar vilified Nehru, his ideological mentor yet glorified Pranab Mukherjee and yet Mukherjee could not much to defend Nehru. While I respect Pranab Mukherjee’s administrative acumen yet somehow, I never became fond of his politics or personality. All through these years of his public life, if scrutinized, we will only find him an ‘expert’ in drawing room manoeuvres. He was considered as the main ‘brain’ of UPA I and II but if we go through the phase, we can see the gross failure of UPA in handling Anna movement and therefore allowed his own party’s fortune to be doomed in 2014.  He was at the helm of affairs since 2004 but never did he advise strong action against Gujarat government for its absolute failure in 2002’s anti-Muslim riots.  I mean, what stopped UPA from even legally fighting cases and bringing accountability. Today, every ‘secular’ liberal’ ‘expert’ is joining chorus with his or her Sanghi jaat waalahs to push through the throats, the ‘greatness’ of Pranab Mukherjee. Some suggest that he was the ‘greatest’ PM India never had, others blamed Rajiv Gandhi ‘gang’ in denying Mukherjee his place in the Rajiv Cabinet. Those who are writing today about Rajiv’s ‘gang’ were actually ‘fans’ of the Gandhi family but perhaps to look more ‘secular’ or independent, they are showing their distance from them when the family is being vilified. Pranab Mukherjee was Finance Minister during Indira Gandhi’s period from 1980 to 1984 and then Man Mohan Singh made him Minister for External Affairs as well as…