Who Will Be India's Next President? A cause of Snap Poll?
- Sunday, 22 July, 2012
- Pranab Mukherjee elected to be next president
Pranab crossed the 558064 in vote value and is set to be India's next president.
Total value of votes in favour of Pranab Mukherjee so far is 5,58,064, while those in favour of PA Sangma is 2,40,783 inspite of counting of votes remains in Tamil Nadu, West Bengal .
At the end of counting in Maharashtra, the 15th of the 30 states, Sangma, supported by some opposition parties including Bharatiya Janata Party got 2,39,966 vote value. Chidambaram visitng Pranab's home with an invitation for the banquet at the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
Sangma claims tacit support of many parties in Prez poll Tags: Presidential elections | PA Sangma | Presidential Candidate PA Sangma PA Sangma paid a visit to Bhubaneshwar and recxalled some of his memories with late Biju Patnaik.
- Rashtrapati Bhavan a 'dumping ground' for Pranab: Sangma
- Sonia resorts to lunch diplomacy to ensure Pranab's victory
- Andhra Oppn parties yet to open cards on Prez poll
Former Lok Sabha speaker and Presidential candidate PA Sangma on Sunday claimed tacit support of many political parties in his bid to occupy the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
"Many are supporting me internally. Some may declare their support in the coming days, others may not," said the tribal veteran from Meghalaya who was in Bhubaneswar to meet ruling Biju Janata Dal(BJD) and state BJP leaders.
Sangma, who arrived with Tribal Fourm of India president, Aravind Netam, expressed his gratitude to chief minister and BJD president, Naveen Patnaik for proposing his name for the country's top job and recalled his association with Patnaik's father, the legendary Biju Patnaik.
23 June 2012 New Delhi
NDA has announced its candidate P A Sangma its candidate for prezpoll.
15 June 2012 New Delhi UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and PM Dr Singh today announced their official candidate for the office of the President of India,UPA allies BSP,SP,Mr Ram Vilas Paswan,LJSP,Mr Lallu Yadav were quick to give support to Pranab.
TMC chief Mamata still side Abdul Kalam and NDA to announce its candidate in a day.
PA Sangma has given his consent to be canddiate for the coveted post.
14 June 2012 New Delhi NDA to meet on Friday to work out consenus candidate for Prez polls today Jaylalitha AIADMK Chief and CM of Tamil Nadu met Sr BJP leader L K Advani to work out common strategy.Congress party spokesperson Janaradan Diwadi said TMC chief has crossed its limit but TMC have objected to Congress allegation and said we are well within our limits.UPA another allies NCP Chief Sharad Power is meeting Sonia Gandhi today for selection of candidate for prezpoll.Congress core gr meet at residence of PM ,Sonia Gandhi has reached at 10 Race Course Road.TMC takes tough stand and her leader to met SP leader today again to make strategy on Prezpoll.Jun 13
BJP on Presidential poll: Congress should respond to Mamata and Mulayam http://www.ndtv.com/blog/show/presidential-elections-230774
Should I call it race for rashtrapati, comedy circus or shatranj ke khilari?
Congress allies said President to be chosen with consensus TMC and SP, shot a political googly by suggesting Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former president APJ Abdul Kalam and former Lok Sabha speaker Somnath Chatterjee are the three people favoured by the Mulayam Singh's of Samajwadi Party (SP) and Mamata Banerjee of the Trinamool Congress to be India's next president. On Sonia Gandhi's suggestions, the allies said that they wanted the president to be chosen with consensus.Mamata Banerjee today met Congress President Sonia Gandhi earlier in the day and annouced that Sonia Gandhi suggested the names of Hamid Ansari and Pranab Mukherjee as possible candidates for the post of President.Congress president Sonia Gandhi today made it clear that finance minister Pranab Mukherjee was her first choice for presidency and Vice-President Hamid Ansari was also in the reckoning. Nksagar
More hats to flow in the ring
12 June 2012- President race to Raisina hill gets tougher with SP chief Mulayam Singh and TMC chief Mamata options are closer to their chest and both have not given their names and wait for the congress to propse its candidate.Both political parties in their press breifing said that they wait for the Congress to divulge the name officially for their reaction in this regards.
With Pranab the Finance Minister has given his tacit consent for top pots which the Congress is weighing its option with trouble shooter elevated with fill in the gap and is on look out for the job of FM.The opposition with fine chase of numerical strength is in mood of giving the congress candidate a tough fight on merit selections. The principal opposition party BJP, meanwhile, said it would disclose its strategy on the Presidential elections only after the ruling UPA coalition announces its candidate.
BJP spokesperson Shahnawaz Hussain said that until the ruling Congress party does not announce the name of its candidate for the President's post the party would keep its cards close to its chest.
The race to Raisina hills is on and is quite strange the President of India needs to be consensus candidate in coalition and then bigger number play pivotal role.Smaller parties just to seal the steel.Good for the country if two contestants find way with equal footing.Keenly contested personality suits the apex post in true sense of democracy.
9 June 2012:Congress President Sonia Gandhi, is authorised by the party's Working Committee to pick the candidate, is likely to make the announcement around mid June just a couple of days after the expected poll notification by the Election Commission. Significantly, Sonia's Political Advisor Ahmed Patel meeting with Mukherjee at his North Block office is seen as big event for occasion.Congress sounded bell for the support of key allies like DMK, NCP, RLD, give government outside supporters like Samajwadi Party.Rashtriya Lok Dal chief with charge of Civil Aviation Minister Ajit Singh on Wednesday described Mukherjee as a "qualified" candidate for the post of President but said his views on others were equally positive. "The Finance Minister is qualified for President. My views are positive on him, but my views are positive on others as well", Singh said.BSP, another outside supporter, and UPA's second largest constituent Trinamool Congress, are not not expected to oppose the UPA candidate.Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav has reportedly struck a deal with the Congress and agreed to back UPA-II's Presidential candidate.The sources said though Mamata Banerjee had taken the name Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar and a couple of others as her favourite, PA Sangma, who has been named by AIADMK and BJD as their candidate, met BJP leader LK Advani on Friday to seek NDA's support for him. Sangma is hoping to become the first tribal leader to hold the nation's top office.
Congress dismal show in recent state elections ensure regional parties hold the key to who will be India's 13th president.President Pratibha Patil steps down this July and with neither the UPA ruling conglomerate nor the NDA the opposition consoritum having the numbers to push through their candidate, all options are open right now.
The list of probables to the coveted post are Sam Pitroda, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Congressman Karan Singh, former speaker Somnath Chatterjee and Nationalist Congress party leader P.A. Sangma. To continue the list Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam, Chief Election Commissioner S.Y. Quraishi, Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, Samajwadi Party's Mulayam Singh Yadav and Janata Dal-United's Sharad Yadav.
Hamid Ansari, a career diplomat, was most obvious choice.His chances are feeble and lost some of his clout after his infamous adjournment of the Rajya Sabha during the Lokpal debate that earned him the opposition ire.
Manmohan Singh. Congress president Sonia Gandhi has always insisted there is no question of replacing him as prime minister. And Pranab Mukherjee. He remains the principal trouble-shooter for the party could be contender for President of Congress Party.
Congress-led United Progressive Alliance holds 40 percent of the votes and the Bharatiya Janata Party has 30 percent in the Electoral College that consists of members of parliament and the state legislatures.
Gopal Krishna Gandhi name for possible candidate. He being Mahatma Gandhi's grandson help clear several hurdles for him. He may come out as the choice of Mamata Banerjee. Gopal enjoys good equations with CMs Naveen Patnaik, Nitish Kumar and J Jayalalithaa.
The President of India is key to apex appointments for the nation is a key of governance in tight control.To keep the democratic institutions work for democracy norms presidential nomination is very critical in coalition government.Congress and BJP ruling in more than half of the states of India the role of regional parties, Samajvadi Party,ruling in Uttar Pradesh, BSP,the Main Opposition party in UP, AIADMKin Tamil Nadu , BJD in Orissa , TDP in Andhra and JD(S) in Bihar TMC in Bengal cannot be ignored thus coming together of these regional parties in consolidated or splinter may give nod to the presidential candidates.
Official media reports Congress leader and Defence Minister A K Antony on Sunday met DMK chief M Karunanidhi as part of consultation process among UPA allies on the Presidential election to arrive at a consensus leader to succeed incumbent Pratibha Patil, who is retiring on 25th July.
After more than an hour-long meeting, Antony told reporters that he would convey the DMK leader's views on the issue to Congress President Sonia Gandhi.
"It was a very, very fruitful meeting. I will report to the Congress President whatever he said", he told reporters, refusing to disclose details about his discussion.
Observing that Gandhi had asked him to meet the DMK chief to discuss about the "present political situation", he said "What we discussed, I will convey to the Congress President".
He said Karunanidhi is one of the senior most leaders in the country and "we always value his advice".Antony's meeting with Karunanidhi comes close on the heels of Agriculture Minister and NCP leader Sharad Pawar's consultation with the Congress President a few days ago.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi will meet West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on May 3.The Trinamool Congress chief will the be the third UPA ally Congress,discussing with on the issue after NCP chief Sharad Pawar and DMK supremo M Karunanidhi.
Left parties to meet on May 4 to decide on the strategy for the coming Presidential elections, CPI National Secretary D Raja said today.
West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee today met Congress President Sonia Gandhi in New Delhi. Both the leaders are believed to have discussed the coming Presidential election. Speaking to reporters later, Mamta Banerjee declined to divulge the details of their discussion.
Earlier in the day, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav refused to express his opinion on probable candidates for the forthcoming election to the country's highest office. Yadav, hoever, said President should always be a political person.
CPI(M) today asked the Congress to take the initiative in building a consensus on the candidate for the Presidential election . Party MP and politburo member Sitaram Yechury said the Left parties will discuss the Presidential Election issue at their meeting tomorrow.
Congress president Sonia Gandhi held discussions on the issue with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh in Parliament House this morning in which Mr. Mukherjee also joined.Asked about “confusion” over names of Presidential candidates, Ms. Gandhi told reporters, “There is no confusion. Be patient, still there is time.”
Congress spokesperson Renuka Chowdhury suggest that Mr. Mukherjee was too “valued” to the party and the government to be spared for the President’s post.This encouraged a prompt from Ms. Banerjee to remark that Congress has announced that Mr. Mukherjee is not its candidate.
However, the Congress clarified that no name has been finalised and Mr. Mukherjee is not ruled out of the race though he is important for the party, government and the country.
Samajwadi chief Mulayam Singh Yadav, whom Ms. Banerjee met, broke his silence saying the Presidential candidate should be “political”.
Left parties, who were the key players in Mr. Ansari becoming the Vice President in 2007, again indicated that they were averse to either him or Mr. Mukherjee.
To a question on the Left’s stand on probable candidates like Mr. Ansari and Mr. Mukherjee, CPI(M) Polit Bureau member Sitaram Yechury said if the Congress narrowed down its choice to these two names, then the Left would like to see on whose name there is consensus.
“That is the best approach. As far as Ansari is concerned, the Left had proposed his name for Vice Presidentship last time. As far as Mukherjee is concerned, the name was doing rounds last time also and we said we have no objection,” he said.z;Report 4May 2012AIADMK All India Anna Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam chief and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Jayalalithaa on Saturday said her party was yet to decide on the ensuing presidential polls and nobody had approached her so far on the issue.May5