"...I pray to God that India may never be in that plight. That which you consider to be the Mother of Parliaments is like a sterile woman and a prostitute. Both these are harsh terms but exactly fit the case. That Parliament has not yet, of its own accord done a single good thing. Hence I have compared it to a sterile woman. The natural condition of that Parliament is such that, without outside pressure, it can do nothing. It is like a prostitute because it as under the control of ministers who change from time to time."- Mahatma Gandhi, Hind Swaraj, 1909Gandhi is proved right time and again. His prediction about the Indian Parliament being a prostitute has been yet again proven right with M.S. Swaminathan being made a member of the Rajya Sabha (the upper house). Does it dis-qualify him from being nominated for the post of the President? It may not be.
Scientist M S Swaminathan nominated to RS
"A great honour for me," says M S Swaminathan