President Pratibha Patil of India

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Pratibha Patil was born to Narayan Rao Patil in Nadgaon, Maharashtra.
In 123 Patil was elected to the Rajya Sabha, and served as its deputy chairperson from November 1986 to November 1988.
Even after being elected as President, Pratibha Patil is more in the news for her bungle ups and matters irrelevant to the country, than for her efficiency as Head of the Nation.
Referring to her largely ceremonial post, President Pratibha Patil had stated that she will not be a 'rubber stamp' President but her accomplishments so far, have not accorded her a stamp of approval from the people.
Nevertheless in 2007, Manohar Lal Sharma, an independent advocate, filed a public interest litigation petition in the Supreme Court alleging that Mrs Pratibha Patil was an undischarged insolvent relating to the Sant Muktabai Sugar Factory and hence disqualified to remain in the office of the presidency.
Shivraj Patil was another name the Congress persisted with because Sonia Gandhi had great faith in him.
But the Left managed to convince her that he wouldn't be able to defeat Shekhawat and hence Patil was jettisoned unceremoniously.
Patil has the attribute of having Sonia's ear.
Indeed, Pratibha Patil is a perfect example of the empowered Indian woman politician.
7 crore by way of bank loans, which her kin blissfully refuse to return even after 12 long years? How many women politicians would have remained unscathed even after her family enterprises failed to hand over public contributions for Kargil War Widows' Fund and Tsunami Victims' Relief Fund to persons in whose name the money was collected?Could any non-empowered woman have managed to get Government funding to construct four working women's hostels and procure official waivers to circumvent the rules in order to make these lucrative money spinners? Had she not used her protective powers, would not the police have hounded her husband, charged with abetment to suicide by a teacher in one of the myriad educational businesses the family runs? Unless Pratibhatai were truly empowered, would fees collected for the education business have been effortlessly siphoned off to benefit the same family's sugar mills? Had she not extended her empowered umbrella to her brothers in Jalgaon would the investigators spare the one accused of masterminding the murder of the victorious candidate belonging to the rival faction in the District Congress Committee president's election? If she were not an empowered woman, would the inquiry into the murder have been dusted under the carpet and the main accused (the 'supari' killer) died a mysterious custodial death? What does this impressive checklist suggest? First, Pratibha Patil is a woman with deeply ingrained family values.
Till pulled out of the woodwork to be made Governor of Rajasthan, Ms Patil was busy fuelling her family's breakneck journey into fortune.
Third, Ms Patil is not just a thoughtful person but also well-versed in history.
Ms Patil is unafraid to hold forth on issues including contentious subjects such as afterlife.
According to Outlook (July 2) a nation-wide poll among women shows that 68 per cent feel that Pratibha Patil is the right choice to be the President.
When Pratibha Patil says that she is not to blame, I for one would like to believe her.
The impression that everything relating to the government is routed through the 10, Janpath may come to be extended to Rashtrapati Bhavan if and when Pratibha Patil is elected India’s president.
In her defence, he said that Patil had never received a notice.
Despite knowing all along what Patil had been up to, he showed enthusiasm when Sonia Gandhi proposed her name.
Also, Pratibha Patil has been a vocal opponent of Pawar in Maharashtra.
Whatever it may be, Pratibha Patil is going to occupy a Constitutional post, he said.
FINAL VICTORY: UPA-candidate Pratibha Patil is officially now the first woman Head of State.
Pratibha Patil was voted on Saturday as the 13th President of the country.
Patil took an early lead when she bagged 223 votes in Andhra Pradesh - a huge lead over NDA-backed independent candidate Bhairon Singh Shekhawat who got only two votes in the state.
After the results were announced, Patil described the victory as a ‘victory of principles, victory of right thinking’ by the people.
In New Delhi, Pratibha Patil received 50 votes, while Shekhawat managed 19 and in while in Assam, Patil got 92 votes and Shekhawat, 20.
RAISE A RACKET: Patil said the purdha system was to protect women from the Mughals.
Patil said though Indian culture always respected women, the veil system began during the Mughal rule to “save women from Mughal invaders.
Meanwhile, Patil is campaigning hard, and has been busy meeting key leaders across the political spectrum to ensure a smooth win.
Karan Singh, whose name was doing the rounds within the UPA before Patil was declared the consensus candidate, Union HRD minister Arjun Singh and Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee were the others that Patil called upon.
Union Home Minister Shivraj Patil had run into trouble because the Left said he lacked stature, Congress wasnt sure if BSP supremo Mayawati would approve of a Dalit leader like Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and External Affairs Minister, Pranab Mukherjee, was indispensable to the party.
APJ Abdul Kalam was such a consensus choice last time and Pratibha Patil has been selected with the same criteria.
Pratibha Patil is almost certain to be the next President of India based on the number game.
Only thing that Pratibha Patil has done in her political career was to refuse to sign the anti-conversion bill of Rajasthan.
Pratibha Patil, who has been elected India's first woman president, was by no means a unanimous choice for the role.
Long associated with India's Gandhi dynasty, Mrs Patil was a low-profile governor of the state of Rajasthan before emerging as the favoured presidential candidate of Sonia Gandhi, leader of India's Congress Party.
Born in 1934 in India's western state of Maharashtra, Mrs Patil has had a long and largely low-key political career.
Patil said at a meeting of the UPA leaders at Hotel Maurya in Patna.
Patil was poised to win with over 2 lakh votes.
Brief Description about her LifeShrimati Pratibha Patil had born on 19th December 1934 in Jalgaon.
Pratibha Devisingh Patil was born on December 19, 1934 in Nadgaon village of Jalgaon District, Maharashtra.
Patil received her early  education from RR Vidyalaya, Jalgaon and later obtained her Master’s degree in Political Science and Economics from the Mooljee Jetha College, Jalgaon.
Patil was the Deputy Chairperson, Rajya Sabha from 1986 to 1988 and also served as the Chairperson, Rajya Sabha from 25.
Patil was the Chairperson, House Committee.
Patil has worked actively for the welfare of women and children and the underprivileged sections of society.
India Elects First Woman to Be PresidentBy THE ASSOCIATED PRESSPratibha Patil won the Indian presidency Saturday with the support of the ruling Congress Party.
Addressing a gathering after inaugurating Buddha Vihar on the outskirts of Gulbarga in Karnataka, Patil said continuous efforts should be made for the betterment of people belonging to Scheduled Castes, Scheduled Tribes and other weaker sections of society.
Patil said the focus must be on poverty alleviation, removal of illiteracy and promotion of better health in society, especially amongst the downtrodden.
New Delhi, Dec 31: President Pratibha Patil has greeted the nation on the eve of the New Year.
Hyderabad, Dec 27 : President Pratibha Patil is arriving here on her 15-day southern sojourn.
President Patil meets students of her Alma Mater Submitted by Mohit Joshi on Thu, 12/18/2008 - 16:03.
New Delhi, Dec 18 : President Pratibha Patil met a group of students from her alma mater, the Government Law College Mumbai, at Rashtrapati Bhavan today.
Patil says Nature Trail will promote education among students Submitted by Mohit Joshi on Sat, 12/13/2008 - 10:20.
Inaugurating the ''Nature Trail'', inside the President''s Estate, Patil said she was happy about the initiative taking shape and hoped that it would bring the President''s Estate closer to the people.
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Patil was speaking from Vietnam on November 27 where she is on a visit.
Indian President Pratibha Patil was the guest of honour.
Patil is on a 10-day tour to Vietnam and Indonesia to discuss bilateral issues.
Patil Latin America visit was a successIndian President Pratibha Patil has described her three-nation Latin American visit a success.
Addressing a news conference on board her aircraft, while returning from the two-week long tour, Patil said the visit has brought India closer to Brazil, Mexico and Chile.
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President Patil was on a 10-day visit to Vietnam, Indonesia as a part of 'Look East' policy initiative to expand bilateral ties with ASEAN neighbours.
ANIPresident condoles passing away of veteran film director Tapan SinhaPresident Pratibha Patil has condoled the passing away of the famous veteran film director and recipient of the Dada Saheb Phalke Award, Tapan Sinha.
ANIPresident greets nation on the eve of New YearPresident Pratibha Patil has greeted the nation on the eve of the New Year.
ANIPresident Patil arriving Hyderabad on 15-day southern sojournPresident Pratibha Patil is arriving here on her 15-day southern sojourn.
ANIPresident Patil meets students of her Alma MaterPresident Pratibha Patil met a group of students from her alma mater, the Government Law College Mumbai, at Rashtrapati Bhavan today.
ANIPatil says Nature Trail will promote education among studentsPresident Pratibha Patil today said that the Presidents Estate serves as an ideal platform for promoting education about natural and environmental awareness amongst students and visitors.
Driving straight to Congress president Sonia Gandhis residence, Patil was closeted with her for 20 minutes.
Patil said she would also call on Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, who is widely tipped to be Patils challenger and who would be backed by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led opposition National Democratic Alliance (NDA.
New Delhi, July 21: Ruling alliance nominee Pratibha Patil is heading for a huge victory, winning more than the expected votes even in opposition ruled states, as counting for the presidential poll in seven states is over till Saturday afternoon.
According to early information, Patil has won more votes than her Congress party expected.
While Patil is expected to get more than 600,000 votes from the electoral college, Shekhawat may get around 300,000.
Better late than never, Pratibha Patil was sworn as first woman president of world's largest democracy India on 25th July 2007.
Partibha patil has taken over the charge of president ship from Dr.
As Pratibha Patil is representing a decent and sober image of Indian women, she can be a role model for numerous young Indian girls.
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Her Excellency Pratibha Patil has become the first female President of India.
The NDA is set on contesting the presidential elections against the UPA candidate after the UPAs attempt to arrive at a consensus over Pratibha Patil was rebuffed by them.
Patil was being critical in these remarks nor its spiritual mentor the RSS was guiding the people of the country.
Shrimati Pratibha Patil had born on 19th December 1934 in Jalgaon.
It must be noted that during the time Pratibha Patil was the founder President of the co-operative she also served as a Lok Sabha MP.
Congress Loudmouth Jayanthi Natarajan claims that Pratibha Patil was in no way connected with the loan secured by the bank but some digging by Offstumped reveals that Pratibha Patil as Lok Sabha M.
CBS/AP)Pratibha Patil has won the race to become India's president, becoming Saturday the first woman to hold the post in a symbolic victory for the hundreds of millions of Indian women who contend with widespread discrimination.
Patil received nearly two-thirds of the vote, the commission said.
Patil is a lawyer by training but has been an active politician since 1960, reports CBS News correspondent Ranjan Gupta.
Patil was a lawyer before she joined politics and became a member of the state legislature in 1962.
The value of votes polled by Ms Patil was 6,38,116 and that of Mr Shekhawat 3,31,306, which means the victory margin was an overwhelming 3,06,810 vote values.
A qualified lawyer from Maharashtra, 72-year-old Patil has a wealth of experience as a politician and administrator having held key positions in Maharashtra unit of Congress, ministerial portfolios before occupying the Rajya Sabha Deputy Chairperson's post for about two years from November 1986.
Patil is UPA-Left combine's Presidential candidate.
Patil is likely to take on Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, being fielded as an independent candidate by the Opposition NDA combine.
Patil is married to Devisingh Ramsingh Shekhawat from Rajasthan.
Patil has played an active role in checking evils such as female foeticide and dowry.
After the Left parties have withdrawn support to the Congress led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) government President Pratibha Patil has asked Prime Minister Manmohan Singh to meet her on Thursday.
President Patil has also shown his concern over the issue saying, “This is a matter of concern.
to be eligible for contesting as a candidate for the House of the People.
emancipation and womens liberation.
the UPA candidate for being our President.
total loss of freedom after speech.
Communist stalwarts, Smt Pratibha Patil is a crusader for labour rights.
plucked from nowhere to be the Presidential candidate.
become the President of the country.
Gandhi for the Office of the President of India.
political wickedness, was playing havoc with our national public life.
Immanuel Mission in Kota and evangelists in Dangs.
by Western tourists are polluting the environment.
this country, with a sole aim of serving her self interests.
Pratibha Patil has immense faith in astrology and her father Narayanrao Patil too was an expert astrologer.
Pratibha Patil has all the looks of a traditional Hindu woman with traditional beliefs in which astrology seems to occupy a prominent place.
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Patil has brushed off the allegations, and has the backing of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh — who described the charges as ”mud-slinging.
Analysts say Patil was chosen because of her blind loyalty to India’s charismatic Nehru-Gandhi dynasty, which has given the country three prime ministers.
Patil came in for even more ridicule last week when she spoke of a “divine premonition of greater responsibility.
The future president of India speaks to dead people,” wrote Indian Express columnist Tavleen Singh after news channels reported this week that Patil said she had communicated with a dead guru through a medium.
A lawyer from the small town of Jalgaon in India’s western Maharashtra state, Patil is a member of the Congress Party.
Patil was handpicked for the post by Sonia Gandhi, Congress Party president and chairperson of India’s ruling alliance.
Patil was a staunch supporter of former prime minister Indira Gandhi, Sonia Gandhi’s mother-in-law and daughter of India’s first premier Jawaharlal Nehru.
Congress Party leaders acknowledge off the record that Patil was Gandhi’s personal choice.
The Congress Party has said that Patil was not directly involved in the lapses of these institutions or in alleged crimes by individuals.
In a much criticized remark, Patil said in the run-up to the campaign that the spirit of a dead guru had told her she would occupy a position of great responsibility.
Patil has degrees in arts and law, which she practised for a few years before turning full-time politician.
Patil is scheduled to be sworn in as India’s 13th president on Wednesday.
Pratibha Patil is all set to become India's first woman President.
of Maharashtra Pradesh Congress Committee (MPCC.
xml:namespace prefix = o ns = "urn:schemas-microsoft-com:office:office" /NEW DELHI: Pratibha Devisingh Patil was declared elected the 12th President on Saturday evening.
United Progressive Alliance-Left nominee Pratibha Patil has been elected as the 13th President of India.
Sonia Gandhi, chairperson of the United Progressive Allaince, on Thursday announced that Pratibha Patil, governor of Rajasthan, would be the alliance candidate for the post of President of India.
The name of Pratibha Patil came up when Left parties insisted why not nominate a woman for the post.
In fact he had been preparing a list of top 10 women in the country who would be acceptable as the UPA nominee and Pratibha Patil was one of them," Dr Sanjaya Baru, Dr Singh's media adviser, told newsmen.
Pratibha Patil was born to Narayan Paglu Rao in Nadgaon, Maharashtra.
In 1962, Pratibha Patil was voted "College Queen" of M.
In November 2004, eight years after she had completed her term in the 10th Lok Sabha, Pratibha Patil was recalled from political hibernation to become the first woman Governor of Rajasthan.
On Monday 2 July 2007 breaking her long silence Pritibha Patil described the allegations leveled against her as "false, malicious and baseless.
Pratibha Patil was one of the chairperson of the Bank and along with a number of her relatives, was one of its Directors.
Pratibha Patil had been its chairperson and director till she became the Governor of Rajasthan.
According to the Economic Times the Shrama Sadhna Trust, a charitable trust in Mumbai of which Ms Patil is the managing trustee, is alleged to have siphoned funds totaling Rs 4.
As Member of Parliament from Amravati between 1991 and 1996 Pratibha Patil had diverted Rs 36 lakh (Rs 3.
New Delhi : President Pratibha Patil has approved the law giving her a 300 per cent hike in salary taking her monthly pay cheque to Rs 1.
Patil was accorded a warm welcome on her arrival in Nagpur.
New Delhi, Oct 18 : President Pratibha Patil has extended her warm wishes to the fellow citizens on the eve of Durga Puja.
President Patil was the Governor of Rajasthan before she was elected as the President of India.
Patil was the Governor of Rajasthan before she was elected as the President of India.
Patil said that Ayurveda centres that exist in Kerala could be made an integral part of the health sector.
His invention helped amputees to continue their lives without the feeling of inadequacy for which he shall always be remembered,” Patil said in her condolence message.
New Delhi/ Chennai, Jan 15: President Pratibha Patil has greeted her fellow countrymen on Pongal, which is being celebrated today.
MUMBAI: India’s Home Minister Shivraj Patil has resigned from his post, taking the moral responsibility of the intelligence failure in Mumbai attacks.
Patil has become highly unpopular during a long series of terror attacks.
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil has given her assent to the law enabling a three-fold hike in her salary from Rs.
Indian Express - MUMBAI, JUNE 15: Prafullata More, 35, lost her parents and her ability to walk in a road accident eight years ago.
Pratibha Patil is an Indian politician who is the front-runner to become the next President of India during the July 2007 elections.
Rajasthan Governor Pratibha Patil is 72 years old.
Chennai, Jan 9 : President Pratibha Patil has called for restructuring the International Monetary Fund (IMF) and the World Bank on a broad basis as, she said, the global economy is integrated.
Delivering the valedictory address at the Pravasi Bharatiya Divas in Chennai, Pratibha Patil said the overseas Indians.
President Pratibha Patil has called on NRIs to continue investing in India to inflict a serious setback on the terrorists’ motive who attacked India’s commercial capital, Mumbai.
India Gazette Friday 26th December, 2008 President Pratibha Patil has appealed to women lawyers to secure justice for women against all sorts of exploitation.