The term of present President of India Dr. Pratibha Devisingh Patil ends on July 24, 2012 and we have less than 3 months left to decide a new President for our nation.
In this context, among the long lists of names few names are emerging out as the finalists, such as Ex-President Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam, Vice President Hamid Ansari, Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee, Scientist Sam Pitroda, NR Narayana Murthy (Co-founder Infosys), E. Sreedharan or even actor of the yester years Waheeda Rehman.
However, majority of the opinions have at least agreed on one point - the new person should be apolitical, above partisan politics and non-controversial and name of the former President APJ Abdul Kalam has been the most in contention.
The media, including social media is abuzz with excitement for the return of the 81-year-old aerospace engineer to the Rashtrapati Bhavan.
It is also heard that Mulayam Singh’s Samajwadi Party, J Jayalalithaa’s AIADMK and Mamata Banerjee’s Trinamool Congress have reached an accord on supporting Dr. Kalam for the first citizen. The BJP has also extended its support to Dr. Kalam, while the Congress and DMK are opposing his candidature.
Big debates are going on mainly on the topic that whether Dr. Kalam is fit for the second innings or not. Also, many people have conveyed their doubt that the former President may not opt to come back to the Raisina Hills.
Rajesh Kalra, the Chief Editor of Times Internet has presented his view in a blog article on the Times of India that calling back Dr. Kalam again to the Rastrapati Bhawan exhibits the state of a bankruptcy of human resources in the country, of course accepting the Nuclear scientist to be the most loved and non political man. But with due respect to your idea, we don’t feel offering the highest post to Dr. Kalam would anyway show bankruptcy of HR.
In a nutshell, one can observe it on the social media that only Dr. APJ Kalam is fit to be the President of India and he is the fittest candidate to take the responsibility for another term.