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.


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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      1. A
        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!
            1. D
              Jan 15, 2015 at 3:53 pm
              well expressed, only if justice was not attached to his name.
              1. T
                Jan 15, 2015 at 3:50 pm
                Shows the old man's fantasy about young women. Also shows how crazy he is.
                1. K
                  Jan 15, 2015 at 9:32 am
                  satire is like electricity, most Indians do not get it!
                  1. M
                    Jan 15, 2015 at 6:28 am
                    Whatever happened to a good sense of humour man ??? Indian's are becoming more and more boorish by the day.
                    1. M
                      Jan 15, 2015 at 8:30 am
                      He wasn't serious.
                      1. N
                        Jan 16, 2015 at 3:58 am
                        Katju is irrelevant
                        1. P
                          Pappu Italvi
                          Jan 15, 2015 at 5:32 am
                          Pseudo Seculars...now whine....US courts are caged parrot of BJP govt.
                          1. p
                            Jan 15, 2015 at 10:09 am
                            Sick mentality.
                            1. S
                              Srinivasan Bhargavan
                              Jan 16, 2015 at 12:00 pm
                              does not seem a bad idea....
                              1. S
                                Subramanian Venkatraman
                                Jan 15, 2015 at 6:26 am
                                There is no fool like an old fool!
                                1. S
                                  Jan 15, 2015 at 12:51 pm
                                  Crossed the age of sanity.
                                  1. V
                                    Jan 15, 2015 at 1:13 pm
                                    well just rantings of a senile old man on happier times , sad that he has not trained his mind to higher level of thoughts than sucbing to banal instincts , i think he better try to tune his mind to higher virtues than living on his fantasies created in his unbridled mind filled with lustful thoughts
                                    1. S
                                      Stupid common
                                      Jan 15, 2015 at 9:56 pm
                                      hai .....he acts as if he is the only literate person in India...
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