Anybody Congress-led UPA choses after careful consideration will be the "perfect" choice for the post of President of the country, Home Minister P Chidambaram said in Ahmedabad on Thursday.
"Anybody that UPA will choose after careful consideration will be a perfect choice," Chidambaram said replying to a query whether Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee is the perfect choice for the country's topmost post.
Chidambaram was addressing a press conference in Ahmedabad as part of the Group of Ministers (GoM) on Media to flag the achievements of UPA-II in its first three years.
He was also accompanied by his other two GoM colleagues Information and Broadcasting Ambika Soni and Law Minister Salman Khurshid.
Earlier, Congress had declared Pranab Mukherjee as its preferred choice for the top post but two of its key allies, TMC and SP, came out with a surprise response by suggesting the names of Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, A P J Abdul Kalam and Somnath Chatterjee.