April 30, 2012 Monday NC
Karunanidhi doesn't want Abdul Kalam as next President?
Former Tamil Nadu CM M Karunanidhi, on Sunday, Apr 29, told Congress that APJ Abdul Kalam is unacceptable for the presidential post, during his meeting with Union Defence Minister AK Antony in Chennai.
According to reports, Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) leader TR Balu, Rajya Sabha member Kanimozhi and her mother Rajathimal also accompanied Karunanidhi in the meeting to discuss about the upcoming Presidential polls.
Antony told the reporters that "Karunanidhi is the senior most leader in the UPA and we discussed the prevailing national political scene. I have come as an emissary of the Congress president. Hence I will tell her only what was the discussion about." Antony reportedly told Karunanidhi that Vice President Hamid Ansari is one of the UPA's choices.
Neither Congress nor UPA can elect its own candidate for the presidential polls, so they have to depend on their alliances for the polls.
Meanwhile, DMK told the Congress that the candidate should have a political and administrative experience, the party has not disclosed its choice.
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