“It is for the Congress Party to decide who it’s candidate was,” she said adding in a democracy everything depended on the majority.
However,she went on to say,”but if you ask my party’s choice or the personal choice,then I’ll say,I love Meira Kumar. She is a soft-spoken lady from the scheduled caste background.”
“That I do not know,but I will be very happy to see if Meira Kumar or Gopal Gandhi or even A P J Abdul Kalam… These three names are better,I think so,” she told CNN IBN when asked about her party’s stand on the next President.
To a query about not mentioning Mukherjee on her wishlist for the President’s post,Banerjee said,”No,I didn’t say,but if it (Congress) allows him who am I to oppose it? It depends on the majority. It is a democratic country.
“He (Mukherjee) is Finance Minister… for Pranab Mukherjee I am very much sincere. About this I am very much serious. It’s Congress party’s decision (as to) who will be the candidate. We cannot say. I cannot interfere in Congress party’s business.”
Banerjee,chief of Tranamool Congress,which runs a coalition government with the Congress in West Bengal,said,
“Is he the son of Bengal? He may the son of world…. I don’t think so but it is his choice. I don’t know.”