Who will become the next Prime Minister of India? This question now rings in every ones mind as the general elections are around the corner. Also as the d-day nears the list is also expanding. Let us look into some key contenders and what they have to say of becoming the Prime Minister of world's largest democratic nation.
The Bahujan Samajwadi Party chief and Uttar Pradesh chief minister did not hide her dream of becoming India's first dalit women Prime Minister. "If a Dalit woman like me can become the chief minister of Uttar Pradesh not once but four times, why can I not become the prime minister of India?" she asked party workers last year. Popularly known as Behenji, Maya made it clear that in the Lok Sabha elections 2009 her BSP will contest alone confronting BJP and Congress party.
After Andhra Pradesh, Gujarat and Karnataka its time for Maharashtra to bring up its leader to the post of Prime Minister, feels none other than National Congress Party leader Sharad Pawar. Indirectly stressing that he too wishes to be in the PM seat “there is a feeling among the people of this state (Maharashtra) that … Maharashtra should get opportunity as well." As always, Bal Thackeray's Shiv Sena was ready to back the cause of 'Marati manoos'. But alliance partner Congress readily snubbed NCP supremo's hope by saying 'There is no vacancy for the post of prime minister.'
Ram Vilas Paswan
Ram Vilas Paswan too aims big now. He thinks he is a better bet as a Dalit prime minister than Dalit poster girl and UP Chief Minister Mayawati as she is now 'Brahman ki Beti' and not 'Dalit ki Beti'. Paswan also claims of having more ministerial experience and dalit following than UP CM. As of now though there is no vacancy to the PM's post as ruling UPA projecting Manmohan Singh. But Paswan has ready answer for that too. “Whenever there is a nomination there is a secondary candidate," Paswan said. Dalit ki beti ya beta who will become PM of India? Lets wait and watch.
Though Jayalalithaa made it very clear that she is not running for the PM post, the AIADMK chief and Tamil Nadu chief minister kept her options open making every one curious. "There is nothing wrong in any party aspiring for the PM's post. But this will be decided after the polls," this is what 'Amma' said when asked about Mayawati openly disclosing her wish to take hold of PM's chair. Atleast for now Jaya is working for the bright future of 'Third Front' and winning all TN and Puducherry seats in the coming Lok Sabha polls, future who knows...
Lalu Prasad Yadav
Union Railway Minister Laluji never hid his ambition to reach the top post and remember, he is optimistic too..
To give some relief to us, here comes a comedian who wants to become Prime Minister. Jaspal Bhatti's explanation for pursuing the top post is to fight the ongoing recession and his financial crisis that too with his 'recession party'. Sounds funny still the Bollywood comedian too has a point.
Too many of our netas are willing to lead India. Hope the citizens of India vote for the right and worthy candidate to the top post to lead the world' largest democracy...
Chalo hum be ban jathe hai PM!