Surprising all, the supremos of the two parties, Mulayam Singh and Mamata Banerjee suggested three names - Manmohan Singh, Abdul Kalam and Somnath Chatterjee for the same.
This was the first time when any Prime Minister's name has been thrown up for the presidential candidate. It seems that Congress President Sonia Gandhi may face trouble as sources informed that Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee and Vice President Hamid Ansari were her first and second choice, respectively.
Now, it will be interesting to see whom Sonia Gandhi will support. According to sources, Manmohan Singh may get all support as Congress may not support APJ Abdul Kalam and Left parties may not agree to support Somnath Chatterjee.
Citing the surprising development, many started speculating, who will become the next Prime Minister of India if Manmohan Singh be chosen the candidate for the upcoming presidential election?