Sad news for Patil fans. Speculation had been rife that the former Indian president will announce her retirement from politics, at age 83, with immediate effect.
UPDATE 17/08/2018 : This story seems to be false. (read more)
Being a politician isn't fun anymore
“As we get older, there are phases of life that we enter into, and being a politician just isn't fun anymore,” she might have said, says a source who remained anonymous. Other reports hinted that she may branch out into other creative fields she is better at (and more interested in), though they didn't provide any details.
For a little while on Thursday evening, #ThankYouPratibha was a trending hashtag on Twitter. As many fans reminisce and look back on all the unforgettable memories, some may wonder what about now made her make the decision.
“You’ve accomplished everything I ever dreamed of #ThankYouPratibha.”
— @DesireePlum, 16 Aug 2018
“Patil wasn't retired?”
— @borisB0, 16 Aug 2018
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