Antony meets Karunanidhi to discuss Presidential poll, Kalam not averse to another term

New Delhi/ Chennai, Apr 29: The Congress has reached out to the DMK to build a consensus over the choice for next President. Defence minister AK Antony met DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday morning
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PTI 29 Apr 2012, 11:50 AM IST
New Delhi/ Chennai, Apr 29: The Congress has reached out to the DMK to build a consensus over the choice for next President.

Defence minister AK Antony met DMK chief M Karunanidhi on Sunday morning to discuss the presidential polls.

The DMK, which is a key ally of the UPA, has been silent on its choice for presidential candidate till now.

Meanwhile, former President APJ Abdul Kalam has not ruled out being considered for another term in the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

"Let us wait for some time... After some time, you ask me," Kalam told reporters in Delhi when asked whether he was ready to be elected to a second term as President.

His remarks come at a time when leaders across the political spectrum are holding meetings to reach a consensus on the new President.

Kalam had served as the President between 2002 and 2007.

In the 2007 Presidential elections, Kalam's name was proposed by smaller parties to enter the race but he backed out at the last minute in the absence of a consensus.
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