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The youngest Minister of State in the Union Cabinet suggests that her father P.A. Sangma, former Lok Sabha Speaker should be nominated for the post of President so that tribals as well as Christians will get represented to the highest post. Your comments?

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Asked by Francisco, 05 May '12 07:53 pm
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My reaction is mixed.
As a son he can certainly nurture such an ambition. There is nothing wrong in it. P.A Sangma is a very experienced and active Parliamentarian. He was also Speaker of Loksabha, the assignment, to which he did reasonable justice. He was also Chief Minister. But his political affiliation are not so much ideal always. His affiliations were always as much oscillating as the north East political situations are. His being Christian does not appear to be a clinching point point because as President, he has nothing special to do with religion. The President has to work within the framework of the constitution does not provide for any preferential treatment to any religion or community as such.

But there are some positives about his candidature though I totally disagree with the reason as forwarded by his son as stated in the question which are related to his Christian identity.

1. Being in Parliamentary politics for so many years, he has wealth of experie ...more
Answered by soumyen sarkar, 06 May '12 11:44 am

 
  
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Why should "The youngest Minister of State" do canvassing for her father and for her community? Already we have enough of communalism in India spread by certain followers of religions.
And nepotism also.
Answered by QueSera Sera, 05 May '12 08:25 pm

 
  
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No problems , it could be done but reservations based on religion should be scrapped and only socio-economic conditions only
Answered by khabardar, 05 May '12 08:01 pm

 
  
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I guess religious should never be considered for such things
Answered by common sense, 05 May '12 07:54 pm

 
  
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Not bad
Answered by vishwabandhubajpai, 06 May '12 08:01 am

 
  
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