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Pranab should be PM, not President: Sangma

Last Updated: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 13:48

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: Emboldened by Amma J Jayalalithaa’s blessings, former Lok Sabha speaker P A Sangma reasserted his candidature in the race to Raisina Hill on Monday.

More interestingly, Sangma feels that Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is overqualified for the President’s job.

Speaking to a news channel, Sangma said, “Pranab is too much a capable person to be wasted in Rashtrapati Bhavan.

“Pranab babu will be suitable for prime minister’s job, his expertise, his experience would be wasted (as President),” the Meghalaya tribal leader said, adding, “He is of stature…a computer.”

Sangma, who has also served as the chief minister of Meghalaya, also pointed out that tribals have been neglected and its time they get due representation.

However, understanding that his elevation to the Rashtrapati Bhavan would be not an easy affair, Sangma has also sought an appointment with West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee – presumably to seek her support for his Rashtrapati Bhavan bid.

Meanwhile, the BJP is holding a meeting in Delhi to mull over J Jayalalithaa’s proposal to anoint Sangma as the next President of India.

First Published: Monday, May 21, 2012 - 13:48
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