Grandma's Tales

February 22, 2007

Do you want Abdul Kalam re-elected?

Filed under: Government — Geeta Padmanabhan @ 9:08 pm

Friend Swati has joined this campaign to re-elect Abdul Kalam for Prez again. That means the present President of India will be President again for another 5-year term. In case you haven’t noticed (how did you miss it?) APJ is the most child+disabled+scientific temperament-friendly Prez India has had so far. He has also been a Prez who wouldn’t hide his displeasure when politicians indulged in shameful shananigans. He exercised his limited constitutional powers when he was asked to sign the Office of Profit Bill with retrospective effect. In fact, the thought that he might repeat that performance and send back the request kept the ruling party from imposing President’s rule in UP recently.
So here it is from Swati:
Hi folks,
Take a minute and respond to this please. Even if it may be a spoof, its worth a try … If you agree to this email, try to send it to all your friends and relatives. Please spend a few of your minutes for Dr. APJ.

Our honourable president’s period in office ends by 2007. He had been informed not to continue (can understand that!). Some youngsters of INDIA have set up a site (given below) to request the Indian government to extend his term for the next five years. If you want Dr.APJ to continue as president, you can enter your support in that website. Hurry up. Please forward it to all Indians. /There are 132,499 signatures so far. We need dignified leaders like Dr.APJ to lead the world’s biggest democracy… Let’s start signing. Please forward this to all your friends.

And enemies, I would say, since they too might want APJ to continue.


  1. Madam, how does this works?.. just by signing online petition — will this make any impact.!? is public site which allows anyone to create/voice out opinion and gather support but followup & actions are very limited. It doesn’t even reach media always.

    having side that.. doing nothing is no alternative..
    so will sign again for one more petition and see what happens..!


    Comment by yuva — February 23, 2007 @ 8:43 pm | Reply

  2. Our next Indian President should be Dr APJ Abdul Kalam.

    Comment by rosemary — March 6, 2007 @ 1:51 pm | Reply

  3. Hi rosemary, thanks for stopping by. I’m totally with you, Rosemary in this. But it was reported in the press that the Prez wishes to go back to teaching at his alma mater. He’s probably fed up with politics the way it is played in the powerhouses of New Delhi and elsewhere in the country. Sigh!

    Comment by Geeta Padmanabhan — March 6, 2007 @ 9:45 pm | Reply

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