Somnath for Pranab as unanimous choice as President

Kolkata, Jun 17: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Saturday said he would be happy if Pranab Mukherjee is elected President unanimously and that A P J Abdul Kalam should not contest considering his
somnath for pranab as unanimous choice as...
PTI June 22, 2012 10:54 IST
Kolkata, Jun 17: Former Lok Sabha Speaker Somnath Chatterjee on Saturday said he would be happy if Pranab Mukherjee is elected President unanimously and that A P J Abdul Kalam should not contest considering his stature as former President.



“I will be happy if Pranab Mukherjee is elected President unanimously. But what is the value of my opinion?” Chatterjee told a Bengali TV channel from London.

 “I felicitated Pranab Mukherjee by sending a message but I don't know whether it will come to his notice,” he said.  Asked about the possibility of Kalam joining the fray, he said “I don't know whose candidate he will be. But I think that considering his position as former President, he should not contest.”

He said ideally political parties should invite someone to be President. “But in our country, it does not happen”.  

To a question about his name being mentioned by Trinamool Congress chief Mamata Banerjee and Samajwadi Party leader Mulayam SIngh Yadav a few days ago as a Presidential candidate, Chatterjee said “in that event, should I be staying in London now?”
 
Chunav Manch Gujarat 2017
 
 
 
Assembly Elections 2017
 
 

You May Like

   
 

More from politics

 
 
Assembly Elections 2017