May 20, 2004

Sonia, her foreign origin and PM

No this is not yet another remark about Sonia in the race for the PM or backing out due to her inner voice and conscience.

I was discussing this post by Sohnipreet with a friend of mine. The point of discussion was why NRI's were making a hue and cry about Sonia becoming the PM. He had an opinion. Indians who live outside might have faced a lot of hardship / indifference from the local countrymen. When they compare that with a foreigner become the PM of their country, they feel that is unacceptable. The normal illiterate Indian might not be aware of this feeling.

Interesting insight from a person who has lived outside India for close to ten years.

Posted by Balaji at May 20, 2004 09:03 AM