Modi government will be very careful while opting their candidate because if the candidate has any controversial background then the Congress led UPA will not hesitate to make derogatory remarks on even President of India, like how it made on General Bipin Rawat.
Let’s have a look at the possible candidates for the presidential post.
He recently hinted to join politics. BJP is heavily banging on him to get an entry into Tamilnadu. So he is also in the presidential race.
- Mohan Bhagwat
Bhagwat completed his schooling from ‘Lokmanya Tilak Vidyalaya’ and then the first year of his BSc from the Janata College in Chandrapur. He graduated in Veterinary Sciences and Animal Husbandry from Government Veterinary College, Nagpur.
He dropped out of his postgraduate course in Veterinary Sciences and became a Pracharak (full-time promoter/worker) of the RSS towards the end of 1975. In June 2015, the government of India ordered the Central Industrial Security Force (CISF) to provide round-the-clock protection to Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat. At Z+VVIP security cover, Bhagwat is one of the most protected Indians today.
- Sumitra Mahajan
She contested for the first time and won the Lok Sabha elections in 1989, against former chief minister and senior Congress leader Prakash Chandra Sethi. She has brought many projects for Indore from Railways, Aviation, Urban Development Ministry. She is known for simplicity, honesty and clean politics. She has a clean track record and has always maintained distances from Special Interest Group. She is popularly known as Tai, among people of her constituency.
- Sushma Swaraj
In 1973, Swaraj started practise as an advocate in the supreme Court of India . During the times of Emergency, on 13 July 1973, Sushma Swaraj married Swaraj Kaushal, a peer and fellow advocate at the Supreme court of India The Emergency movement brought together the couple, who then teamed up for the defence of the socialist leader George Fernandes.
- Elattuvalapil Sreedharan
In December 1964, a cyclone washed away parts of Pamban Bridge that connected Rameswaram to mainland Tamil Nadu. The Railways set a target of six months for the bridge to be repaired while Sreedharan’s boss, under whose jurisdiction the bridge came, reduced it to three months. Sreedharan was put in-charge of the execution and he restored the bridge in just 46 days.The Railway minister’s Award was given to him in recognition of this achievement. The government of India awarded him the Padma Vibhushan in 2008.
- Draupadi Murmu
- Gopal Krishna Gandhi
His paternal grandfather was Mahatma Gandhi and maternal grandfather was c rajagopalachari (Rajaji). He is the son of Devdas Gandhi and Lakshmi Gandhi.
- Thawar Chand Gehlot
- Meira Kumar
In 1970, she joined the Indian Foreign Service and spent her life in many countries.
- Sharad Yadav