Mamata For Consecutive Term For Kalam
Kolkata (Wednesday, Jun 20, 2007)
The Trinamool Congress Supremo, Mamata Banerjee on Tuesday extended support for President Abdul Kalam for the consecutive term for Presidential post.
Interestingly, The Trinamool Congress is constituent of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA), which has decided to support Vice-President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat for the post of President.
Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee said, “I am appealing to all parties to consider Mr. Kalam as a candidate,”
She added, “It was I who first proposed Mr. Kalam’s name last time when the NDA was in power, and at a meeting of the NDA a month ago, I urged that he be considered as a candidate this time too,” she said. “Let him be the consensus candidate for the post…He fulfils all the qualifications and is acceptable to all — from the grassroots to the highest levels.”