New Delhi: It has been officially announced that Pranab Mukherjee is the new President of India. Mukherjee who served at almost all the posts that a politician wishes except for the post of Prime Minister, has been conferred with the highest post in the country through the election where legislators at union and state level, voted him as the 13th President of the country.
United Progressive Alliance (UPA) presidential candidate Pranab Mujherjee was the first choice of most of the political parties, whereas PA Sangma who tried his best to win the confidence of many but found a few to support him with Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) being one of his biggest supporters. He has received votes, worth of value of more than 5,58,194 votes i.e. more than 71 percent of votes.
A number of footfalls were registered in the polls where coalition between Congress and Trinamool Congress came even to a verge of withdrawal of support from the latter to give jitters to the ruling party. On the other hand BJP decided to pledge support to PA Sangma. Two of its very close allies Shiv Sena and Nitish Kumar, the chief minister of Bihar, pledged that they will support the UPA's candidate Mukherjee instead of PA Sangma who was nominated by BJP.
Mukherjee who will now take over the post from the current President of the country Pratibha Devisingh Patil, who was elected as the first women President of the country 5 years back. Named several time as the troubleshooter, Pranab is considered 'Chanakya' of Indian Politics. Mukherjee will now be seen in an all new avatar serving as the first citizen of the nation. Many were of the belief that Mukherjee deserved to be the Prime Minister of the country, however, when people asked him about what he thinks about the post of PM, he gave a modest reply saying that Manmohan Singh is a more deserving candidate to serve as the Prime Minister of the country.
Family reactions also came buzzing when his daughter Sharmistha, who is a well know kathak dancer expressed that the family will celebrate once Mukherjee wins the election.
"I think the celebrations will be postponed to July 25. Once he assumes office of the President formally, we would definitely celebrate with a large family gathering, and that would be the real time for celebration," she said, adding that the past few weeks "were really crazy for him."