I’m not in Presidential race: Parkash Singh Badal

Recently, in his home constituency Lambi also, Badal had echoed the same sentiments, "I have listened to rumours about my name, but there is no truth. I want to serve my own state till I am alive and moreover, I am not keen for this post (President)".

By: PTI | Chandigarh | Updated: June 13, 2017 8:35 pm

 

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Putting an end to speculation, former Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal on Tuesday said that he is not in a race to become the country’s next President. When a reporter asked that his name was doing the rounds as a probable (NDA) candidate for the President’s post, 90-year-old Badal dismissed it as merely a rumour. The veteran Akali leader then added, “My health does not allow me … (to take up responsibility of the highest office)”.

Recently, in his home constituency Lambi also, Badal had echoed the same sentiments, “I have listened to rumours about my name, but there is no truth. I want to serve my own state till I am alive and moreover, I am not keen for this post (President)”.

Badal, five-time chief minister, also indicated during a brief interaction with reporters at Chandigarh on the sidelines of a party meet, that he may not attend the budget session of the Punjab assembly, which commences at Chandigarh on Wednesday, on health grounds since he was not feeling well.

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    Jun 13, 2017 at 10:26 pm
    this sack of shiate father/son duo and there corruption ridden akali-party are opposing the name of mr kps gill being mentioned at the restart of assembly in chandigarh in the coming days.late beant singh was right back then in the early-middle 90s to say badals security cover be withdrawn but it was mr gill who refused to do the same saying although a coward with no backbone hes a senior leader of a party.
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