1. Presidential Election 2017: Here are the top 10 probable candidates

Presidential Election 2017: Here are the top 10 probable candidates

Presidential Election 2017: The race to Raisina Hill has become exciting. Both the ruling NDA and Opposition parties have so far failed to come up with the names of their respective candidates.

By: | New Delhi | Updated: June 16, 2017 4:00 PM

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Presidential Election 2017: The race to Raisina Hill has become exciting. Both the ruling NDA and Opposition parties have so far failed to come up with the names of their respective candidates for the Presidential Election 2017. However, several names have been doing the rounds. The Election Commission of India opened the process of filing nomination for the election of the fourteenth President of India on Wednesday. The last date of filing nomination is June 28, while the election will be held on July 17 and results will be announced on July 20. As President Pranab Mukherjee’s term is set to end in July, the BJP-led Centre and Congress-led Opposition parties have intensified their search for a suitable Presidential candidate. However, the July 17 election will not take place if both camps manage to come with a consensus candidate.

Earlier, senior BJP leaders LK Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi were also reported to be in the race for the Presidential election 2017. However, with the opening of Babri Masjid conspiracy case against them, it is unlikely that Modi-Shah duo would risk nominating either of them as the NDA candidate to replace President Mukherjee.

Here we take a look at the top 10 probable candidates, whose names have been doing the rounds and reported by media:

Sumitra Mahajan

Sumitra Mahajan could be a contender for the President’s post from the NDA camp, Indian Express reports. An MP from Indore in Madhya Pradesh, Mahajan is at present the Lok Sabha Speaker.

E Sreedharan

Metroman E Sreedharan has also been reported as a possible NDA candidate for the election. Considering Modi government’s penchant for surprises, Sreedharan may emerge as the surprise candidate for the post from the ruling camp. The exclusion of Sreedharan’s name from the list of VVIPs to be present on the dais along with Prime Minister Narendra Modi to inaugurate Kochi Metro had created a huge uproar in political cricles as well as on social media. Sreedharan is known for leading the successful Delhi Metro project and now the Kochi metro to be inaugurated on Saturday by PM Modi.

While the PMO has now inlcuded the Metro Man among the list of dignitaries, India Today reported on Friday that the PMO may have deliberately excluded his name. Reason: There is a strong possibility of his name being announced as NDA’s Presidential candidate, the report said.

Kariya Munda

Firstpost reports that former deputy speaker in Lok Sabha, the tribal leader from Jharkhand, Kariya Munda has emerged as the prospective candidate. Munda, 80, has decades-old ties with the RSS and he is known for his simple lifestyle. At present, Munda continues to live in a mud house in Khunti, Jharkhand, according to the report.

Draupadi Murmu

Draupadi Murmu is also one of the lead contenders for the post from the NDA camp, IE revealed. Murmu is at present Jharkhand Governor. She is also the first tribal woman appointed as Governor in India.

Sushma Swaraj

Swaraj has emerged as a top NDA Presidential candidates probable, according to a News18 report. Swaraj is the External Affairs Minister and a very popular figure for her proactiveness in protecting Indian citizens’ interests across the world. Swaraj is also one of the senior most leaders in the BJP and previously Leader of Opposition in Lok Sabha.

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Thawar Chand Gehlot

Union Minister of Social Justice, Thawar Chand Gehlot is a Dalit leader from Madhya Pradesh. Several reports have claimed in recent weeks that Gehlot is the leading contender for the post from BJP camp. Gehlot reportedly has the support of RSS as well. However, a Firstpost report claimed today that Gehlot’s may become NDA’s Vice-Presidential candidate as BJP wants to install a Tribal-Dalit duo as the President and Vice-President of India.

Rajinikanth

Some reports suggest that filmstar Rajinikanth could be fielded by the BJP for the Presidential election. Rajinikanth is arguably the biggest movie star in India and popular across the country, not just for his films but also for his humility.

Meira Kumar

Former Lok Sabha speaker Meera Kumar’s name has been doing the rounds as the Presidential candidate from the Opposition camp. Kumar is a Congress leader from Bihar.

Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Mahatma Gandhi’s grandson and former West Bengal Governor, Gopalkrishna Gandhi has emerged as the leading candidate to be fielded by the Opposition in the Presidential election. He is also a public intellectual and celebrated author.

Sharad Yadav

The name of former JD(U) chief as a consensus candidate for the post from the Opposition camp has also been doing the rounds.

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      s.k.manoharan
      Jun 30, 2017 at 5:35 pm
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        Jun 30, 2017 at 5:06 pm
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          s.k.manoharan
          Jun 30, 2017 at 4:45 pm
          பதவி கிடைத்தவர்கள் சுருட்டிக்கொண்டார்,சுதந்திர போராட்டத்தில் உழைத்தவர்கள் தெருவில் நின்றார்.இது தான் இந்திய குடியரசு தலைவர் தேர்தல் .ஒரு குடிமகனால் ஒரு எம்.எல்.ஏ வையோ ,ஒரு எம்.பி யையோ சந்திக்க முடியுமா? ஒரு குடிமகன் குடியரசு தலைவர் தேர்தல் வேட்புமனுவிற்கு 100 எம்.பி 100எம் .எல்.ஏ கையெழுத்து தேவை என்பது மக்களை ஏமாற்றி பதவிக்கு வந்தவர்கள் அனைத்து பதவிகளையும் கபளீகரம் செய்யும் நிலைதான் இந்திய குடியரசு தலைவர் தேர்தல் ஆகும்.எஸ்.கே.மனோகரன் ,குளித்தலை நகர செயலாளர் ,அகில இந்திய திரிணாமுல் காங்கிரஸ் கரூர் மாவட்டம் தமிழ்நாடு .639104 தொலைபேசி 9245188265, nskmanoharan.webs Those who took office were knocked out, and those who worked for freedom struggle stood on the street. This is the Republican presidential election. Can a citizen meet an MLA or an MP? A citizen republican presidential candidate is required to sign 100 MP 100 MLA for signing the office of the President of the Republic of India. .639104 Phone 9245188265, nskmanoharan.webs வணிகத்திற்கான Google மொழியாக்கம்:
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            rabilala murmu
            Jun 19, 2017 at 5:08 pm
            ঠিক আছে দেখা যাক কি হয়
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              mesh chakr
              Jun 16, 2017 at 10:52 pm
              Why sreedharan? There are several who have done self service to the nation- not expecting any posts or limelight. They are farmers who donate land for the welfare of the country without expecting any compensation. Having said that I am sure these major political parties will ignore north Indian and pick a Malayali or Tamilians for president post.
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                HOMER
                Jun 16, 2017 at 7:39 pm
                SUMITRA MAHAJAN is the likely candidate!
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                  shobha nair
                  Jun 16, 2017 at 3:03 pm
                  We need a strong President candidate as per our present senario and happening in the nation.A no nonsense President to be precise.
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                    mesh chakr
                    Jun 16, 2017 at 10:54 pm
                    Tell me what do you mean by strong president. They should have contested in WWF?
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                    Mallikarjun Iyyer
                    Jun 15, 2017 at 10:13 pm
                    Krishna astana from indore who was honoured recently for his nationalist credentials could also be considered from madhya pradesh. He is an aredent devoted worker of the RSS and close to the parivar and its close work. He was recently given honoured for his selfless services.
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                      Akhilesh Yadav
                      Jun 15, 2017 at 5:41 pm
                      Are they making the public fool and degrading our dignity with other countries
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                        A.p. Gupta
                        Jun 16, 2017 at 4:33 pm
                        ???
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