The opposition has decided to launch a massive agitation if the National Democratic Alliance does not chose a consensus candidate for the next President of India. After a series of meetings on Friday, the opposition leaders said that the NDA must put up a consensus candidate. The elections will be held in July.
The opposition’s candidate for the next President of India will be decided on Friday. Leaders of the opposition will meet on Friday to decide on a joint candidate to fight the presidential polls in July.
It is almost official. Gopal Krishna Gandhi will be the opposition’s candidate as the next president of India. CPI(M) general Secretary Sitaram Yechury suggested that Gopal Krishna Gandhi may be among the possible choices but said that the ruling party should declare their candidate first in order to build consensus.
For the united opposition, Sharad Pawar was the top choice for the post of next president of India. He however has turned down the offer politely and said that he does not want to be in the race for Rashtrapati Bhavan. “I will support any Presidential candidate other than myself, he said at a meeting with Sonia and Rahul Gandhi.
The race for the post of next President of India is hotting up. Both the ruling party and the opposition are desperate to ensure that their candidate occupies Rashtrapati Bhavan.
As of now, it looks as though the Narendra Modi led government has the numbers in the electoral college on its side and would have no problem in appointing the President after Pranab Mukherjee steps down in the month of July.
We know, finally, Prime Minister Narendra Modi will decide the name of the next President of India. The term of the current President, Pranab Mukherjee, is ending in July. Thus frantic political activity has already began to choose the next President of the country.
While the Congress is trying its best to bring all opposition parties together under one platform and get a consensus candidate, the Bharatiya Janata Party looks pretty confident to have its own man/woman crowned as the next President.