Thursday, June 13, 2002

A New President for India

India's premier nuclear engineer Bharat Ratna Dr. A P J Abdul Kalam is slated to be the next President of India. The Congress has announced its support for this BJP candidate (proposed by Prime Minister and pop star wannabe Dr. Atal Bihari Vajpayee), which Dr. Kalam was prompt enough to acknowledge. Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister N Chandrababu Naidu appealed to the Communist parties to follow suit with a consensus. Sahid Abbas offers his opinions on the decision of the Congress. President K R Narayanan, a potential candidate (second term) had announced his decision not to contest on June 11, 2002.

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