President banega kaun? . As media , political parties are gearing up for theoretically all Important post in India , that is president election , rediff.com has asked its viewers to choose who they want to see as president.
The contenders for post of head of republic of India which rediff put are as following
1) Narayan Murthy :
The man who is one of chief faces of Indian soft power , finds himself in the list of rediff and not surprisingly he is second most voted people on rediff.
2) A K Antony :
There is joke going rounds these days. If one wants to make Indian defense system at par with the world , a k antony must be made president of India , such that some one else who can take swift decision can become defense minister!!!!!!!!!. May be rediff thought on same lines and so we have a k antony too in the list.
3) Pranab Mukherjee :
The man most talked about in media is pranab mukherjee. Pranab has already declared that he would like to retire from politics and wont contest next elections which are due on 2014. The sankatmochan of UPA wont be relieved easily by sonia gandhi. He is firefighter of upa and he makes government survive in collation politics.He gets 5% of votes from viewers of rediff.com
4) Soli Sorabjee :
Ex Attorney-General of India soli sorabjee too finds himself in the list. Personally he would be good choice but for me A P J Abdul Kalam is best available option.
5) Hamid Ansari :
Hamid ansari is one of two front runners for the post of president of India. Current vice president had pretty good chance of becoming president since congress cant risk to let pranab da go considering 2014 is approaching and corrupt upa would need experienced pranab da for post poll tie ups which he cant do if he becomes president of India…Sab ganda hai par dhandha hai (politics) and in this game of 2014 , hamid might turn out to be president in 2012!!!!!!!!
6) Jaswant Singh :
Dont know how did rediff decide on letting jaswant singh be in the list. He is most likely to face opposition from some sections of BJP itself. Never the less senior BJP leader too finds him in the list.
7) Somnath Chaterjee :
He too can be very good choice. Veteran communist leader is known to have unbiased , apolitical stand when he holds constitutional post , as he did when he was speaker. But he is unlikely to even figure in discussion considering how much mamata is allergic to LEFT…
8) Meira Kumar :
The present speaker of Loksabha is dalit . She is woman. Serves perfect symbolism. But would she be candidate?…As of now her name doesnot feature in president banega kaun discussion of media.
9) Sharad Yadav :
NDA convenor as president in upa government?. Well doesnot seem so but in politics you never know. UPA is in worst phase and is going to face elections in 2 years. They would love to woo Nitish Kumar and what better way than to make his party’s strong man Sharad Yadav as president…
10) Prakash Singh Badal :
Again non starter name. Cant expect prakash singh badal’s name wont get consensus.
11) Mulayam Singh Yadav :
Mulayam is having high after winning uttar pradesh election and I dont think he would want to have post which though most important one , would restrict his larger ambition . 2014 is coming and mulayam singh yadav would want to play big big part in national scene .
12) A P J Abdul Kalam :
Here comes my favorite name. In above distinguished list , A P J is most deserving and most trusted name to become president. People’s president in his first term proved he is thinking president and can connect to common people of India , instead of being symbolic . In rediff.com poll too , A P J has got highest vote which shows how much people love him.
Unfortunately president poll is more or less political exercise …