Was Pranab Nehru's laundry man?

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  1. Raj30

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    Too much, a cook to the family becomes the President and now the laundry in charge. Where are we going?
     
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    So, it is being suggested that being the personal servants of the Gandhi Nehru is a sure shot entry to be a President of India?

    Pratibha Patil, the cook of Indira Gandhi, Pranab the washerman, and Gyani Zail Singh the boot polish!
     
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    I would like to add one small addendum to this. As per details available in open source it ws only on 1969 that Pranab Da entered politics, when he successfully managed the by elections at Midnapore.

    As per Wikipedia : Mukherjee began his career as an upper-division clerk in the office of the Deputy Accountant-General (Post and Telegraph) in Calcutta.[citation needed] In 1963, he began teaching political science at the Vidyanagar College (in South 24 Parganas)[4] and he also worked as a journalist with the Desher Dak (Call of Motherland) before entering politics.[5]
     
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    Even if he was, what is the big deal. Nehru was a role model for every aspiring politician post-independance. In fact if true I am happy that in Congress even a laundry man can become the top most minister in the cabinet.
     
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    So what if Pranad was Nehru's laundry man? Nehru is royalty - so be it.

    Heck, even I was my room-mate's dish washer man, several years ago.

    He used to use my utensils and leave them dirty and messy in the sink, and I had to clean them every morning. He was from a wealthy family, had maids and servants take care of his needs back home, and was a complete jerk. Finally, fed up, I told him not to touch my belongings. He tried emotional blackmail, but I told him to eff off!
     
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    Pranav's father was a member of legislative council between 1952-1964. I don't think a member of assembly will have a son working as laundry man of anyone.
     
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    Well, Pranab did well by washing the dirty linen of the UPA! :pound:

    OK, let's compromise:

    May not be a laundry man, but a damn good white-washer!
     
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    Congress sorely missed him in Parliament.Sonia G and Shinde were no match to Pranab Da, handling the opposition benches.
     

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