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Kalam says wait, as search for consensus candidate on

Former president APJ Abdul Kalam appeared not averse to be in the race for another term in the Rashtrapati Bhavan. His remarks came at a time when political parties are scrambling to reach a consensus on a candidate.

delhi Updated: May 03, 2012 16:50 IST
APJ Abdul Kalam

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Former president APJ Abdul Kalam on Saturday appeared not averse to be in the race for another term in the Rashtrapati Bhavan.

"Let us wait for some time...After some time, you ask me," Kalam told reporters in New Delhi when asked whether he was ready to be elected to a second term as President.

His remarks came at a time when political leaders are holding meetings to reach a consensus on the new President.

Kalam had served as the President between 2002 and 2007.

In the 2007 Presidential elections, Kalam's name was proposed by smaller parties to enter the race, but he backed out at the last minute in the absence of a consensus.