We know the reason for so much of political game and support etc, which is, this post is a very important position as whoever will be the President would help out his party of choice in the next general elections of 2014. The ruling Congress party is trying hard to re-establish its candidate in the President chair, like it did in case of Pratibha Patil. But, currently Congress seems to be in minority andappears to be in need for support of the regional and smaller parties to install its man as the President, which is Pranab Mukherjee. BJP and Mamata Banerjee just in order to oppose the ruling party candidate are supporting Dr. Kalam, without minding their derogatory statements and campaigns.
Now when Dr. Kalam has passed a statement that he would not contest for President Post, the parties have started supporting PA Sangma. Does this make any sense at all? A party needs to have a strong agenda behind nominating a candidate for the President office, but does it appears like so? What the general public gets to witness isthe political game, derogatory statements and constant switch of loyalty of ministers. So like before, India is witnessing political controversies over elections of the President. Ourchosen leaders are making fun of themselves, the parties and the nation by hurting anothergovernment representative's political image.
The democracy gives us a right to vote, choose our leader but what happens after that?The leaders make a joke of themselves, pull each other down and derogate image of the country. It's not as simple as saying we chose the wrong leader because we as commonman made a choice based on the promises and perception. We expected they would makethe right decisions on our behalf, would say the right things but what if they don't? A case inpoint is Mamata Banerjee, West Bengal was fed up with the Left Front, Singur, Nandigrametc, and they were dying for a change. They picked up the only alternative they saw Mamata Banerjee. But how many of the Bengalis would support her today when she pullsdown the president's image for her own ego? There should be some mechanism to recall the leaders after we have voted them or at leastsome mechanism to stop them from hurting the image of nation.
If President's position is so important then why can't we have a poll on it? I feel what India needs is a fresh procedure related to Presidentship post starting fromnomination to selection. An independent panel should be appointed that comprises ofmembers selected upon merit and also on who they are answerable to? Members who areneutral, well educated, experienced and who have a sense of international and national politics, economics and culture should be appointed to the panel. And, this panel should bevested with the rights to select the candidates for the President post and nominating for thegeneral public. No political party should have a role to play in the selection or nomination process.But, if it is not so important post then better would be just call off this office and itscandidature, amend the Constitution, we don't need another puppet whose stomach weneed to fill with our income.