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Ignoble thought

india Updated: Jun 23, 2007 05:55 IST
Ignoble thought

What the hunger for power and fame can do to a learned and noble man can be seen from the recent act of APJ Abdul Kalam seeking another term.

Earlier, he rejected the offer from the National Democratic Alliance as his victory was thought to be impossible because of lack of support from any other front. But when he saw the consolidation of the third front and the NDA , he sensed that he might just make it through cross-voting. No one expected this of him. He should stand aside and let Pratibha Patil get the job. This will ensure that his legacy is not tainted.

Jaspreet S Oberoi