New Delhi: Former president Pratibha Patil has courted controversy yet again. This time, she is under the scanner for taking a range of expensive gifts she had received as President to her hometown Amravati. It is being seen as an aberration of sorts by Constitutional experts.
Patil reportedly received more than 150 gifts during her tenure as President. These included a gift from US President Barack Obama and a gold-plated miniature of the Golden Temple at Amritsar.
Now, every gift is being transferred to Amravati where they will be placed in a museum in Vidyabharti College, a trust run by Patil's family.
The Presidential estate reportedly signed an official MOU with the trust, say sources....more
01:47 PM, Aug 02, 2012