India needs Pranab as president: Sharad Yadav

July 22nd, 2012 - 3:37 pm ICT by IANS  

Pranab Mukherjee New Delhi, July 22 (IANS) Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav Sunday said the nation needed a president like Pranab Mukherjee, particularly keeping in mind the 2014 general elections.

Stating that the situation post 2014 polls can be “difficult”, Sharad Yadav said only a person like Mukherjee could be in a position to handle it. “He knows the whole country, a non-political person cannot know.

“Post 2014 situation can be difficult, there should be a person who can handle the situation.”

No single political party has been able to get a clear majority in Lok Sabha elections since 1989.

JD-U, a key ally of BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, broke ranks to vote for Mukherjee, the ruling UPA candidate.

BJP, along with ally Akali Dal, and AIADMK and Biju Janata Dal backed P.A. Sangma.

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