A Graceful Job
Congress and the UPA allies, under the leadership of Mrs Sonia Gandhi, have done a graceful job by putting Pranab Mukhrejee as their nominee for the highest office, that too with out any unnecessary controversy or political maneuvering. The only defect for criticism, that can come up, will not be the suitability of the candidate, but sidelining Pranab from the possibility of being a Prime Ministerial candidate in 2014. Pranab Mukherjee is a leader who has attained political maturity, non controversial working style and all round efficiency through his versatile functioning. Indeed, he could have been reserved as the future Prime Minister to succeed Dr Manmohan Singh. The possibility of UPA winning the elections in 2014 is almost certain, particularly due the lack of cohesion in the NDA camps and the image deterioration of the left. The rigidity in the BJP’s leadership will also attribute to the success of the UPA in the next election.
For the time being the nation has done well and has taken a safe course by having nominated Mr Pranab Mukherjee to the post of President. It appears that there is no other choice left with the principal opposition party to field a candidate against Pranab. Who is the next PM ?. The only question left to be answered and seen!
Major Mathew Oommen(Army Veteran)
Nyati Estate, Pune 411060