The Presidential Years, Pranab Mukherjee

Pranab Mukherjee wrote his memoir in a book title: The Presidential Years. I would say it is his diary entry during his presidential years. He has written on all aspects during his tenure.

I was surprised knowing that the note-ban announced by Modi was not known to him. Also, the fact that note ban, GST was part of the previous government’s policy.

I was not aware of our country’s ties and bilateral relationship and aids for many African countries.

Pranab Mukherjee also talks about the controversy during Obama’s visit as chief guest during India’s 66th republic day celebration. Mukherjee does not hide his displeasure with Modi’s surprising visit to Pakistan to greet the Prime Minister on his birthday.

He also brings another important point of the nation above personal relationship dismisses Modi’s marketing about stronger India-Japan relationship mentioning that the country has always been working together.

Pranab Mukherjee was awarded many prizes and doctoral degrees at various ceremonies and events in Bangladesh. I was not aware of his bonding with Seikh Hasina and his family.