Seemingly isolated in national politics over the issue of presidential election,Trinamool Congress supremo and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee has taken the campaign for the candidature of former president A P J Abdul Kalam to social networking websites.
Mamata debuted on Facebook with a profile of her own on Saturday. Her official fan page has started an online petition to gather support for Kalam. While Kalam has so far not shown any interest in contesting for the post of President,the fan page has written a letter to
In her first post on Facebook profile,Mamata wrote,I gave voice to what millions of Indians want to see in a President.
Upon instructions,TMCs Rajya Sabha MP Derek Obrien also started canvassing for Kalam on his Twitter handle.
Stating that the will of the people is supreme in a democracy,Mamata requested fellow citizens to petition their public representatives to stand up,support and vote for Kalam. Let your voice be heard. I will bow to the will of the people, she said.
Describing the missile man as a proud and distinguished son of India who continues to inspire all Indians,the Chief Minister said Kalam remains above narrow politics. In her profile,Mamata has also posted old pictures of hers with former Prime Minister Rajiv Gandhi.