LETTER FROM KOLKATA

Published:  12:53 AM, 09 August 2017

Is the new Indian President shaping up to his new assignment?


Ramnath Kovind has very recently taken charge as the 14th President of Peoples Republic of India. His immediate predecessor Pranab Mukherjee is now leading a new life which is full of creativities and recluse from the day to day hectic and vibrant life which Mukherjee led from the year 2012 to 2017. This is the fate of every Indian President that he/she has to demit their coveted office after of every five years.

The question now throngs our mind is that how far the new incumbent Mr Kovind has been able to adjust with the tale and twist of new ambience? Though it is too premature a time to comment on his performance but with the passage of time and pace things will automatically turn into his grip. Now the selection of Indian President has been analyzed as a political appointee with an objective to force the said personality to succumb to the dictates of the ruling disposition of each country.

Days of Rajen babu, Dr Zakir Hussain, Dr Radhakrishnan is over but still personalities of the stature of Pranab Mukherjee, Dr S.D.Sharma, Dr K.R.Naryanan, V.V.Giri, N.Sanjeeva Rao, Dr A.P.J.Abdul Kalam etc are still much talked about as per intellectual and general demeanor is concerned. The way the present one exposed him to the nation does not bear proper merit to please the nation as a whole.

How will Ramnath Kovind shape as new President of India? The moot question about Ramnath Kovind shaping up to the role of new President of India needs lot of introspection about his credibility and knowledge of constitution. In this regard the new incumbent badly needs to take the help of senior political personalities both present ones as well as retired ones.

Apart from the experienced ones Kovind needs the support of former President Pranab Mukherjee as the vast collections of constitutional libraries which has been displayed all around Presidential House at Raisiana Hills. Plus Kovind also needs sharp introspective powers on all issues as well severe political and social astuteness. Despite the multifarious duties President of India should concentrate on following matters. Some of these are stated as follow:

Preliminary one is to appoint the Prime Minister of the country. In India too President appoints new Prime Minister after the completion of parliamentary election. Then the President of India has to address the both houses of Indian parliament when the session begins with the advent of new seasons.

But the difficult moments what the President of India faces is that when the government of India submits to him for his assent in carrying out new norms for proper functioning of the government and its norms concerned. In this regard President's astuteness or constitutional maturity is exposed in front of a corrupted government in the process of giving his assent. Despite the constitutional prowess and political dexterity the President of India needs to be thoroughly upright on every pertinent issues required by this coveted constitutional position.

As per the question of new President of India Ramnath Kovind, whether he is shaping up to his constitutional position or not is indeed a difficult proposition to interpret from the side of political analysts and rational minded people of India within this shorter span of time but on one point he should be very well cautious is that in front of foreign delegates or receiving credentials from any foreign delegates as well as to the academic and sports fraternities he should bear pleasant and amiable demeanors in order to project good image for the country.

Also President of India has a stupendous responsibility to ensure bilateral trade relations with close neighbors and as well with those of various overseas destinations based in Europe and American continents. That means proper sanctity to be observed in maintaining dynamic trade, commercial and diplomatic relations with close neighbors and also to far off destinations. It is our sincerest hopes and aspirations for all of us as well that Ramnath Kovind will rise up to the occasion soon in order to earn accolades from cross sections of people based in different parts of the country.

The writer is based in Kolkata

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