Breaking News! Flashed on the TV screens of various channels when Pranab Mukherjee was declared as top priority by UPA chairperson for the upcoming Presidential Elections.An hour later all messed up journalist who were busy preparing Pranab da’s profile held their head as Mamta Didi took a U turn and along with Mulayam Singh declared three candidates for President’s Candidature. The name of the incumbent PM Manmohan Singh was the Surprise of the day.
Pranab Mukherjee has been in the run for a long time as the tenure of Mrs.Pratibha Patil nears an end this 24 July.APJ Abdul Kalam has been fancied by the people as the President again but BJP’s uncertainty and leadership crisis are making his comeback unlikely. Somnath Chaterjee, a third suggestion by the brother and sister duo of Mamata and Mulayam, is lacking political support as his own party, the CPI(M) has lost faith in him.
The battle lines are thus likely to draw between the PM and the FM, Manmohan Singh and Pranab Mukherjee.
Though it would be utter shame for the congress to drive away Manmohan Singh from 7 RCR in the name of Presidential Elections, but there may be a few reasons why Congress would take this step. The first reason is the degrading image of Prime Minister, and a group in a party wants a change in the leadership( Wants Rahul Gandhi perhaps! ).
The politics involved is so complicated and nonsensical that a common man would take a life time to understand and when he understands it, the things would have changed completely.
With Mamata and Mulayam playing their cards now, its upto The UPA chairperson Sonia Gandhi to take some step forward and build a consensus within the alliance.
With a fantastic football tournament going on in Ukraine and Poland ,the UEFA 2012 is beginning to get exciting with some competitive matches, so is the battle for the Raisina Hills 2012.
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