New Delhi [India] June 2 : Union Steel Minister Chaudhary Birender Singh on Thursday said that there should be a consensus candidate for the post of the President.
He said that it was during former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee's rule that Abdul Kalam was made a consensus candidate for the President's post.
"The National Democratic Alliance (NDA) would again like to find a consensus candidate for the post of President as it is very dignified post and there should not be any politics over it," said Singh.
The Union Minister's observation came at a time when Congress President Sonia Gandhi is uniting the Opposition parties to find an Opposition candidate against the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate for the post.
A presidential election will be held in India before 25 July 2017, the day when the President Pranab Mukherjee's term expires.