Nominate Ratan Tata to be India's next President

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It is that time when elections for the Indian President are underway and the media starts throwing names around. This time is no different and already one can see a name or two floating around.

As for people's choice, I think I can safely take the name of Ratan Naval Tata among other equally good names. I need not explain further as to what his credentials are, his achievements are and his family's history of service to the nation and to it's economy is. He is truly a bipartisan/neutral person who can be expected to keep the interests of India in his mind.

At a time when India is trying to project a business friendly image to all nations, I think his name easily stands out in a very positive and a welcoming way. From growing his family's business interests and major international takeovers to public service and contributions in academic research and excellence, He and family's name stand above one and all in the Indian sphere.

We do not need names that are a 'compromise' between vested parties BUT someone who has at least some of the qualifications (rather, all of them) like

  • Erudite and learned
  • Whose achievements have had significant impact of Indian public life (in a positive way)
  • Respect for Parliamentarian norms (not as subjective as it sounds like)
  • Ability to counsel well with constitutional scholars in times of challenges to the structure of constitution (Read: Hung parliament :P )
  • Who can hold a charisma before countrymen as well as heads of other Governments.

My sincere appeal would be that all major parties consider his name positively.



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