Justice Markandey Katju wants Katrina Kaif as the next President of India, then retracts

Justice Katju apologized for his blog post in which he said he wants Katrina Kaif to be India's president.

Written by Vishnu Varma | New Delhi | Updated: January 15, 2015 11:07 am
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Did you ever want popular Bollywood actress Katrina Kaif as the president of India? Well, you almost had a backer.

Known for his controversial statements, Justice Markandey Katju, former chairman of the Press Council of India, raised eyebrows by posting on his personal blog on Tuesday that he wants Katrina Kaif to be the next president of India. A day later, he retracted his statement on Facebook saying that his blog post was “purely in a lighter vein” and that if he had offended anyone, he would like to apologise for it.

In his post, Justice Katju wrote that he was inspired by the election of Kolinda Grabar-Kitarović as the president of Croatia. He went on to surmise that he was in favour of electing beautiful women on all posts.

“This is because politicians will promise the moon, but not do anything for the public welfare. So since you must have someone, why not vote for a beautiful face ? At least you will get some momentary happiness looking at her face in the media,” he wrote.

He did not stop there. He went on to add that he wants to make Kaif the next president of India, but only on the condition that “she sings ‘Sheela ki Jawaani‘ on her Inaugural.” The reference was to a popular song that was picturized on Kaif in the film ‘Tees Maar Khan.’

His post on Facebook attracted huge response with several users rallying around to condemn his statement and others having a laugh about it. Justice Katju even responded to a user’s comment remarking that he found Sadhvi Niranjan Jyoti, a union minister, better looking than the HRD minister Smriti Irani.

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Today morning, he shared a video of a bhajan saying that he has decided to post only bhajan kirtans from now on on Facebook after the flak he drew over the earlier post.

In the past, Justice Katju has courted controversy by saying that 90% of Indians are idiots and that he disapproved of homosexuality calling it “all humbug and nonsense.”

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      sonia Memon
      May 24, 2015 at 1:34 pm
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        Ajay
        Jan 15, 2015 at 6:20 am
        Justice Katju had obviously made that comment in jest or perhaps irony. And I agree with what he had said. Though I don't understand why he retracted his statement?Politicians promise the moon, but never deliver. If Pratibha Patil could become the President of India, I guess anyone can, and Katrina most certainly can!
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          Ashish Biswas
          Jan 15, 2015 at 7:58 am
          This is India, Foolish remarks sell well.
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            Ashok Sridharan
            Jan 15, 2015 at 5:53 am
            Someone please get the man a psychiatrist. He's desperately in need of medication!
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              daljit
              Jan 15, 2015 at 3:53 pm
              well expressed, only if justice was not attached to his name.
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                Tothepoint
                Jan 15, 2015 at 3:50 pm
                Shows the old man's fantasy about young women. Also shows how crazy he is.
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                  kman
                  Jan 15, 2015 at 9:32 am
                  satire is like electricity, most Indians do not get it!
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