Monday, July 23, 2012

Day 295

Finally the presidential election in India is over. The new President elect, Mr Pranab Mukherjee, secured 7,13,763 votes out of 10,29,750 votes being casted. In terms of percentage, Mr Pranab Mukherjee secured 69.3 percent of the total votes. In his statement, Mr Mukherjee has thanked the people of the country in electing him to the highest office in the country. This can be said as the one sided election for the President. As Mr Mukherjee was UPA’s nomination for the President’s post, he got the huge support from all the factions of the UPA. Although it’s not a surprise to see the ruling party’s candidate winning the Presidential election because it has become a trend in the history of the Presidential election in India that the candidate of the ruling party has won. One thing which is different from the last two Presidents, Mr Mukherjee is a true politician. I’m hoping that Mr Mukherjee doesn’t become just a rubber stamp. At least, he has got a good sense of constitution and politics. Of course, we can’t ignore the fact that he has got a strong grasp of governance. That’s why he was the trouble shooter of the UPA government in both the innings. Whenever and wherever there was any problem, Mr Mukherjee was present there to solve that. I hope that he will be an active President too. 

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