I have become an antique piece: Prez

“I have become an antique piece,” President Pranab Mukherjee today joked about his transition from an active political life to the Rashtrapati Bhavan

Written by Press Trust Of India | New Delhi | Published:September 11, 2012 1:35 am

“I have become an antique piece,” President Pranab Mukherjee today joked about his transition from an active political life to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

“….of course,it (being the President) has the other side of the picture that perhaps I have become an antique piece in the theatre of the Indian economic activities…,” Mukerjee,who was elected President in July,said at a felicitation programme organised by Confederation of Indian Industry in his honour.

Observers wondered whether Mukherjee was alluding to the government’s move to review his controversial retrospective tax proposals during his term as the finance minister.

“I am addressing in a different capacity where I have one advantage and one great disadvantage. Advantage is that I can speak freely in the form of advice but disadvantage is I cannot implement what I speak and what I believe should be done,” Mukherjee said.

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