Despite strong criticism from media and public on spending Rs. 205 crore on her earlier trips with friends and family-members, former president Pratibha Patil reportedly spent Rs 18 crore on her last presidential trip to South Africa and Seychelles.
INTERESTINGLY, THE President’s Secretariat could not even provide copy of any invitation for her visit to Seychelles with her two grand-children cancelling all her official engagements in India.
People should have rather a positive thinking. In degrading family-values of our ancient Indian culture, Pratibha Patil thus became a role-model to keep tradition alive by giving preference to family values by having spent so much public money during her official trips to let her family members also enjoy benefits of her being at country’s highest post.