Pratibha Aunty can talk to souls. I mean, dead people’s souls. If elected, she would be the first Indian president to do so. Nice, really nice.

The UPA-Left Presidential nominee Pratibha Patil claims to have spoken to a late spirirtual leader from whom she got a “divine premonition” of greater responsibility coming her way. 

Ms. Patil claimed that the late Baba (referring to Dada Lekhraj, founder of the Brahma Kumari sect) spoke to her indicating that she should be prepared to shoulder greater responsibility. “He also made me very lucky,” she said.

Once elected, she would be consulting the souls of Dr. B.R. Ambedkar, Chacha Nehru and Dr Rajendra Prasad should any constitutional crisis pop up. She will even consult, Netaji Bose if needed, though his death is still unconfirmed, because she can talk to living people’s souls as well. Nice, really nice.

What else can one say, this is the Times of CPIM.

Their Prez nominee Pratibha talks to souls

Their Zonal Committee chief gets arrested for the murder of an activist in Singur

Two very serious graft accusations levelled against the party newspaper in Kerala by the Mathrubhumi daily

Party leaders inaugurating Reliance retail outlets in Kerala while party cadres shutting down the state against Big Retail

Bad bad week for the party. Red faced party.

Thank God its Friday! Party less over the weekend!