Mysore/Mysuru: It is a matter of great delight and pride for crores of Kannadigas as the President of India, Droupadi Murmu, is inaugurating Mysuru Dasara festivities on Sept. 26, said Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi.
“It is for the first time that a President of the country is inaugurating the world famous event,” he said speaking to press persons before taking part in the third day of ‘Modi Yug Utsav’ organised by KR MLA S.A. Ramdas at Ramaligeshwara Park in Vidyaranyapuram here this afternoon.
Joshi said that Droupadi Murmu would be honoured with a civic reception at Hubballi in the afternoon of Sept. 26. The civic honour for the President would take place under the aegis of Hubballi-Dharwad City Corporation, he said and appealed people to take part in large numbers.
Pointing out that the President is a devout and spiritual citizen, Union Minister Joshi asserted that it was apt on the part of the State Government to have invited Droupadi Murmu for inauguration.
Maintaining that as a Union Minister from the State, he was very much happy with the Government’s decision, Joshi appealed to the people to take part in large numbers for the President’s civic honour at Hubballi.
Referring to the Congress Party leader Rahul Gandhi’s ‘Bharat Jodo’ rally, Joshi termed the rally as a political gimmick of the Congress, when Assembly polls in a few States are round the corner.
Arguing that the people know what the Congress has done and is doing for the country, the Union Minister said that the forthcoming elections will know where the Congress party stands today.
It is a matter of great delight and pride for crores of Kannadigas as the President of India, Droupadi Murmu, is inaugurating Mysuru Dasara festivities on Sept. 26, said Union Minister for Parliamentary Affairs, Coal and Mines Pralhad Joshi
Looked at this Droupadi Murmu, the former governor of Jharkhand, a very poor state, and because she belongs to the ST community, Narendra Modi picked her , as she forms no threat to his power and will sign where he points at. She is currently in London for the Queen’s funeral and is si undistinguished among the dignitaries-just like the Pakistani and Bangladesh , and a few African tribal leaders who are in London. Looked totally lost perhaps she has very poor grasp of English/
She will like another woman undistinguished president -Pratibha Patil, who always topped her saree on her head, wherever abroad she visited, sh left a very poor impression of her country.
This is the quality of so called leaders India has now in all parties. This Joshi is a fool like other Congress ministers India had.
75 years after independence, here we are!!
Droupadi Murmu? A schedule tribe woman, that Modi thought is a representative of his Tech India?
After the dismal failure of his choice of the previous president Kovind, a schedule caste person, who faded away,
Modi did not learn his lesson, and pick some one good He went for this woman, who was a governor of a very poor state.
Well, Mysoreans- I guess there are not many Kannadiga Mysoreans left in the city, which is swamped by Northies, Tamils and Malayalees.
for them this Droupadi Murmu, will be accEptable without MUMUR!
I see no purpose served in electing this person ,, a very unknown and undistinguished person as the president of India.
The last president of any distinction was Abdul Kalam, who promted national integration.
It was time for a Muslim president, which your columnist Javeed Nayeem Saheb seemed to suggest in an article, a few weeks ago.
India is trading more and more with the Gulf Countries. Indeed, the UAE-supported Israeli electronic chip factory is going to be set up in Mysore.
UAE-based Keralite Muslim businessmen are eager to invest in Mysore, when Modi met them recently. The Mysore airport expansion he said provides excellent travel oppotunities for them as the Emirates airline is planning a nonstop UAE-Mysore flight.
A Muslim president will ensure more and better trade links with the Gulf countries as well as with Saudis.
The opportunity was lost, when Modi, true to his BJP anti-Muslim credentials opted for this person as the president.
Hence, it is no wonder that a large Muslim population in India votes Congress.
Indeed, the population of Muslim voters in Mysore and elsewhere in Karnataka has atleast doubled, and all their votes will go to Siddaramaiah-led ?Congress in the next state election.
I run an import-export business in Kerala and have opened a branch in Mysore. Keralite Muslims in large numbers are migrating to Mysore.
Our votes will go to Congress candidates.
The CM Bommai will not have enough MLAs to form the BJP government, as Muslims lost faith in the BJP.
A Congress-JD(s) coalition is , after the next election is already encouraged by Sonia Gandhi and Rahul Gandhi
correction; Without MURMUR!
India had Muslim presidents, but not a Christian president.
Narendra Modi had a chance to remedy this, to signal the importance of national integration of all communities
that form the present day India. He singularly failed and went for a tribal candidate who is not distinguished in anyway.
In these days of international diplomacy , a distinguished president from any community will be an asset, as this person
can cut across political divide and forge international relations. President Radhakrishnan commanded international respect through his status as an eminent philosopher. After mediocre presidencies of Pramoda Patil, and Kovind, here we have yet another mediocre person, who does not
command national and international respect.
She will be another rubber-stamping president, which Modi seems to want.
Kannadigas will be underwhelmed, as do people in other states.