Indian President snubs dead ‘god-avatar’? Changed mind?
Posted by robertpriddy on December 19, 2013
CORRECTION It seems that the President may have changed his mind due to the publicity he caused by appearing to ignore Prashanthi Nilayam, because he left for Puttaparthi soon after the conclusion of the public meeting at Anantapur on Monday morning in the special helicopters of the Indian Air force, visited the Prasanthi Nilayam along with Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy, Governor ESL Narasimhan and Minister Geeta Reddy. He stayed a short while only.
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The President of India, who endorsed Sathya Sai Baba by going to his funeral, is to pass through Prashanthi Nilayam airport to a political function, but avoiding the ashram! Puttaparthi is useful to the famous people, at least as an airport! People stop by but do not even go to the samadhi to say hello! One can be sure that the Sathya Sai Trust gang and other officials have desperately tried to get luminaries to visit, if only for five minutes and to keep a reputation of Puttaparthi being important. But all in vain. Now that the living God is dead and so can no longer pull strings and give them publicity, it is of no use to them. Perhaps the President of India realises that to visit the ashram now would be to bring forth the mutual endorsements of sexual abusers Asaram Bapu and Sathya Sai Baba?
All the compromised former Prime Ministers, Presidents, Ministers, and other luminaries who were followers of Sai Baba before the massive scandals of sex abuse broke in 1999 were virtually trapped into protecting him so as not to lose face and prestige. What a relief it must be for them not to have to face up to continually endorsing that unconvicted criminal by visiting him.
The Deccan Chronicle also wrote:-
“The President would arrive on a special aircraft to Prasanthinilayam airport at around 11.20 am on December 23 and directly proceed to Anantapur in a helicopter, sources said. After taking part in the celebrations at Sanjeeva Reddy stadium, the President would return to Prasanthinilayam and proceed to Hyderabad in a special aircraft.
Karnataka Chief Minister Siddaramaiah, Chief Minister N. Kiran Kumar Reddy and Governor E.S.L. Narasimhan would accompany the President.
The police authorities are making elaborate security arrangements at Puttaparthi airport and Sanjeeva Reddy stadium in Anantapur district in the wake of President’s visit.”
The airport – financed by the State and given to Sai Baba – is a very dead duck, very seldom used at all, and impossible to sell! The President’s ‘special aircraft’ will simply use it as a suitable landing place for his travels. See also Sathya Sai Airport “white elephant” for sale!