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RSS chief favours Kalam for president

india Updated: Jun 17, 2012 23:18 IST
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RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat on Sunday came out in support of the candidature of APJ Abdul Kalam in the Presidential poll, saying he is apolitical and that it will be good if he is elected..

"It will be good if he (Kalam) is elected as President. The comman man thinks that he is a nice man. While rest of the people have a political background, he does not. We can only give our opinion. But only lawmakers can elect the president,” Bhagwat told reporters in Haridwar.

Bhagwat's remarks came on a day the NDA deferred its decision on whether or not to contest the Presidential election as it was divided over opposing UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee.

While Trinamool chief Mamata Banerjee has rooted for Kalam, the former President is yet to announce whether he will contest.