President Pratibha Patil's foreign trips cost record Rs 205 crore

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  1. Blackwater

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    NEW DELHI: President Pratibha Patil's wanderlust has cost the public exchequer a whopping Rs 205 crore on her foreign visits, surpassing the record of all her predecessors. :shocked::shocked:

    Since assuming office as the country's first woman President in July 2007, Patil has undertaken 12 foreign trips covering 22 countries across four continents. She has four more months to go for her five-year tenure and a trip to South Africa is said to be on the anvil.

    A series of RTI applications has revealed that Air India incurred over Rs 169 crore on use of chartered aircraft, always a Boeing 747-400, on the foreign visits by Patil, mostly accompanied by her family members. A visit to Bhutan was covered by a smaller jet.

    A further sum of nearly Rs 36 crore has been incurred by the Ministry of External Affairs on accommodation, local travel, daily Allowance and "miscellaneous" expenses, according to the information provided by the ministry.

    The RTI applications were filed over a period of three years during which the authorities concerned showed great reluctance to reveal information.

    The Ministry of Defence, which pays Air India for use of chartered aircraft by the President, fended off RTI queries and provided little information.

    Air India has billed the Defence Ministry for over Rs 169 crore on account of aircraft used by Patil. Of this, the Ministry has paid nearly Rs 153 crore, leaving unpaid bills of over Rs 16 crore.

    President Pratibha Patil's foreign trips cost record Rs 205 crore - The Economic Times
     
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  3. Blackwater

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    Lady version of zardari
     
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    Vishwarupa Senior Member Senior Member

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    lucky lady enjoying foreign trips with her family. In India family comes first then country & its resources.

    Another 5 months to go for this dud to leave her office. God save GOI:mad:
     
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    Last heard her son was questioned for carrying big money.. All are looting our country & money hard..:rolleyes:
     
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    What else can we expect from president who is appointed by Italian bar dancer:sad:
     
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    .....................who?............................:laugh:
     
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    Are kuch kaam to kar rahi hai ....:rofl:
     
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    She's India president and diplomacy is part of her job.She's not doing anything for her benefit.It's regular visits she's made.I see nothing wrong in that. But the accusations against her family is serious.There should be probe for it.
     
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    We can question these expenses if her son and husband use these trips to reach to their favourite holiday site.
     
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    Man!!! why make anything a blame game and congressized , those reports seems like information earned from the RTI provisions, more over Air India One's are only to cater VVIP and are used by President of India and Prime Minister of India for overseas ''''official'''visits, nothing else in the news report indicates like a scam or misuse.
     
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    Desh Ki Bhahuu:rofl:
     
  13. Daredevil

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    So much of valuable money is being wasted on this dummy president who doesn't have the stature or the education to be a president of India.
     
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    She is trying to set all records. Record number of presidential visits at record costs, record number of presidential pardons. More will come out!!
     
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Do you really think they are doing this ?? How about Bhutan's trip ?? Is it something you wanna go for holidays ??
     
  16. The Messiah

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    Obama spent more than 205 crore in his one trip to India.

    There is no point in moaning over these things but one can always question her personal overtures.
     
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    Brilliant idiotic yapping from all concerned. She is the President of India, she cannot and will not be allowed to stay in 2 star hotel and fly in economy, and comparing that to her predecessor's, its like comparing value of Rs.5 today and 10 years ago. This is part and parcel of being a leader of a large country and a successful country at that

    Also 169 crore is spend on her air travel, which is basically Air India which means the money comes back to GoI. She is NOT going to be ALLOWED to fly with other passenger's. ITS CALLED SECURITY and PROTOCOL.Look it up you numbnuts. Like it or not, the President is far more important than any of us. His/Her security requires money, His/Her standing in front of other government leaders requires money. Compare it other government leader expenses, you would find it less expensive
     
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    The Messiah Bow Before Me! Elite Member

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    Exactly.

    If we start putting our president on a budget hotel and give her a broken down ambassador with no security then it will only embarras whole of India.
     
  19. ejazr

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    INR 205 Crores is around $40 million.

    Obama spent $200 million a day when he visited India. And his wife was also with him.

    Obama's '$200m-a-day' India visit picked up by US taxpayers | Mail Online
     
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    APJ Abdul Kalam should be president again.He has the expertise.Is a defense expert(Rocketman),is a honest man..
     
  21. Yusuf

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    Saar, all good and understood. Crux of the matter is taking mama, chacha Chachi, chunnu, munnu etc all at public expense.
     
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