India needs Pranab as president: Sharad Yadav

Last Updated: Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 14:19

New Delhi: Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav on Sunday said the nation needed a president like Pranab Mukherjee, particularly keeping in mind the 2014 general elections.

Stating that the situation post 2014 polls can be "difficult", Sharad Yadav said only a person like Mukherjee could be in a position to handle it. "He knows the whole country, a non-political person cannot know.

"Post 2014 situation can be difficult, there should be a person who can handle the situation."
No single political party has been able to get a clear majority in Lok Sabha elections since 1989.

JD-U, a key ally of BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, broke ranks to vote for Mukherjee, the ruling UPA candidate.

BJP, along with ally Akali Dal, and AIADMK and Biju Janata Dal backed PA Sangma.
IANS



First Published: Sunday, July 22, 2012 - 14:19

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