Pranab Mukherjee, the very reformed president of India – Dirt Sheet Magazine
The history of his political career is huge as he had started planning out this day since he became interested in political field. At first he got chosen as the senior leader of the Indian National Congress and thereby his political career started. He served the country as the Union Finance minister before attending the post of Presidency. Like movies the break period of Mukherjee in the field of politicals happened when he was taken under the wing of Indira Gandhi who made him a member of the Rajya Sabha with a congress ticket. She was the person who gave him his first plate of happiness in career and soon he became one of the most praised and looked for lieutenants of Indira Gandhi. When Indira Gandhi became engrossed with her son Rajiv Gandhi’s premiership into politics, Pranab was highly sidelined which made him view Rajiv as an unworthy successor. After the mournful assassination of Indira Gandhi, Pranab did not waste his time in the cat fight for power; instead he decided to form a party of his own and named it Rashtriya Samajwadi Congress. He got a second chance in the field of politics when he was appointed as the head of the Planning Commission and foreign Minister in the year 1991 and 1995 respectively. Till the day he got elected as the President, Pranab Mukherjee had a ruling world of his own in the kingdom of politics.
He was the house leader of Lok sabha, along with that he held many important position portfolios at his display like Defense, External Affairs, and Finance etc. The early life of Pranab Mukherjee has been more on the simple side. His father at that time was a very imminent member of the Indian Independence movement. Not only had that he also represented Indian National Congress and AICC along with being the member of the West Bengal Legislative Council. He has a master in the field of politics from the college of Suri Vidyasagar which is situated in Birbhum district of Bengal, his birthplace. Later he got himself awarded with a degree of law from the University of Calcutta. His early days of career started as a teacher of politics in the Vidyanagar College and also by being a journalist of the Desher Dak newspaper which means “call of Motherland”. There are many reforms which he implemented after becoming the president of the country, especially the tax reforms. He pulled away the taxes of Fringe Benefit and Commodity transaction. Not only had that he also helped in generating funds for the social welfare community including funds for the betterment of education and healthcare organizations. Along with these the electricity expansion Programme was installed by him and all these major changed reforms of his has fetched him the Finance Minister of the Year Asia trophy in 2010 by the daily newspaper of the World Bank which was named as the emerging Markets and also the joint cooperation of International Monetary fund.