Presidential Race 2012

in India

To know who exactly is going to be the next President of India we have to wait a few months more, but at least we know the people from whom one is going to be our next president. Here is a list of possible candidates for presidential election 2012 with some useful details about them.

Meira Kumar- Meira Kumar was elected as first woman Speaker of Lok Sabha on 3 June, 2009. She is a lawyer and a five time Member of Parliament. She has served at Indian embassies in Spain, United Kingdom, Mauritius and Madrid when she was in Indian Foreign Service (IFS). She has served as High Commissioner of India and also at Ministry of External Affair from 1977 to 1985. She is one of the candidates from UPA’s presidential candidates list. Recently media has reported that she has spent more than 20 Crore rupees in making foreign visits, which could harm her prospects. To know more about this issue buy content related to Meira Kumar.

Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam- He has already served as the 11th President of India and there is no constitutional bar on his re-election. Dr. A. P. J. Abdul Kalam is a professor of aerospace engineering and has given a great contribution to missile technology in India. He has also been honored with Bharat Ratna award. With the support of NDA and BJP he was elected the President of India in 2002. He is currently a visiting professor at many academic and research institutions.

Gopalkrishna Gandhi- Gopalkrishna Gandhi is better known as grandson of Mahatma Gandhi. He was the Governor of West Bengal from 2004 to 2009. He is an MA in Literature and has authored one novel, a play and many other books as well. He is also a former member of Indian Administrative Services.

Pranab Mukherjee- Pranab Mukherjee is current Finance Minister of India and is considered to be the front runner for the presidential race. He is also leader of the current 15th Lok Sabha. He is a member of Congress Working Committee (CWC) and a senior member of the Cabinet Committees on Economic Affairs, Infrastructure, Parliamentary Affairs, Political Affairs, Prices, Security, Unique Identification Authority of India and World Trade Organization. As far as his education is concerned, he holds a Master of Arts in History and Political Science and is also an LLB. He was also awarded an honorary Doctor of Letters degree by University of Wolverhampton. He is known for his phenomenal memory and an unerring survival instinct. He is backed by UPA for his presidential candidature.

P A Sangma- Whether he would be able to participate in presidential race 2012, is still a question. NCP leader P A Sangma’s name has been proposed by AIADMK and BJD and he himself is also working hard for it. To know Sangma’s latest attempts to be the part of the presidential race and parties’ responses, buy latest news images.

Hamid Ansari- Hamid Ansari is a UPA sponsored candidate for president’s candidature. He is current Vice President of India, President of the Indian Institute of Public Administration and Chancellor of Punjab University, Chandigarh. He was awarded Padam Shree in 1984.

A K Antony- If he wins the election, he will become the first Christian president of secular India. A K Antony has served as Chief Minister of Kerala and currently is a Member of Parliament and the Defence Minister of India. He is also a member of Central Election Committee, CWC and Chairman of the Disciplinary Action Committee of the All India Congress Committee.

Sam Pitroda, the man behind India’s telecom revolution, S.Y. Quraishi, the President of Election Commission of India and Parkash Singh Badal who is backed by NDA are also going to fight for the presidential position. There is much more going on in presidential race 2012 every day, to know all about it, buy latest news images.

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This article was published on 2012/06/28
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