Manmohan Singh
Andhra Pradesh ~ India ~ International ~ City ~ Entertainment ~ Business ~ Sports ~ Technology ~ Health ~ Features
2010 Commonwealth Games ~ 2010 Nobel Prizes ~ Sachin Tendulkar ~ Rajasthan Royals ~ Kings XI Punjab ~ Sushil Kumar ~ Deepika Kumari ~ Somdev Devvarman ~ HR Bhardwaj
Home / India News / 2007 / May 2007 / May 18, 2007
Manmohan Singh is mum on Mukherjee being the presidential candidate
RSS / Print / Comments
APJ Abdul Kalam

Chennai students urge Centre to proclaim Dr Kalam's birthday as Students' Day

MIT Pune to host 'Parliament of Student Council Leaders'

India launches phase-II of African e-network project

More on APJ Abdul Kalam

Top News

144 Section in Hyderabad ahead of Ayodhya verdict

Manmohan Singh to campaign in Bihar today

FBI failed to act on Headley's wife's terror link expose 3 yrs before Mumbai attacks

Craven's horror flicks 'were inspired by real stories'

RBI will intervene if inflows turn lumpy: Subbarao

Enforcement Directorate issues 'Look Out Circular' against Lalit Modi

Now, laser technology that destroys tumours using heat

Waist size, not BMI can foretell cardiovascular risk in children

Manmohan Singh is mum on Mukherjee being the presidential candidate

Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Friday made it clear that no name had been finalised even after the Left said that it would back External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjees candidature for the top post.

New Delhi, May 18 : Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Friday made it clear that no name had been finalised even after the Left said that it would back External Affairs Minister Pranab Mukherjee's candidature for the top post.

Singh said it was "too premature" to say anything on the matter as talks are on with allies.

"It is too premature. We are discussing with all the allies," Singh told reporters on the sidelines of a function at Rashtrapati Bhavan here, when asked if he would spare Mukherjee for the Presidentship.

President A P J Abdul Kalam's tenure ends in July this year.

Meanwhile, Mukherjee in a statement dismissed reports on his presidential candidature terming them to be "speculative".

He said his role in the party and in the Government is decided by the Congress leadership.

Some media reports projected Mukherjee as the frontrunner of the UPA-Left alliance for the Presidentship in the view of his vast experience in Parliament and administration besides his impeccable secular credentials.

Reports said that the Congress has short listed Union Power Minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and veteran Congress leader Karan Singh along with Mukherjee for the Presidentship.

On Thursday, Left endorsed Mukherjee's candidature for the top post. CPI (M) leader Sitaram Yechury said that the party would back the External Affairs Minister for the post, "If the Congress and UPA put up Pranab Mukherjee as a candidate, we said we will support".

However, within the Congress there is a view that both UPA Chairperson Sonia Gandhi and Prime Minister Singh may not be too keen to elevate Mukherjee, as it would deprive the Government of Mukherjee's multi-faceted talents.

ANI

Suggested pages for your additional reading
AndhraNews.net on Facebook






© 2000-2017 AndhraNews.net. All Rights Reserved and are of their respective owners.
Disclaimer, Terms of Service & Privacy Policy | Contact Us