Pratibha Patil must make 3 promises before filing nomination
Gandhinagar, Jun 21 (UNI) Gujarat Chief Minister Narendra Modi today appealed to Presidential nominee Pratibha Patil to make three promises before filing her nomination for the office of President, if she was committed to the people of the country.
The three things that Mr Modi demanded in the appeal include she would not make any person of foreign origin to swear as Prime Minister, Afzal Guru, the mastermind behind the 2001 attack on Parliament, will be hanged as per the Supreme Court verdict and she would not accept the vote of Lalu Yadav, who had protested the Women Reservation bill in Parliament.
Lalu Yadav has remained anti-women because he snatched the Women Reservation bill in Parliament and deprived women from their rights and hence it would be highly unfair if she seeks his vote, a release issued here today said.
Modi said if Ms Patil is truly committed to the people of the country and does not want to function as a rubber stamp, she must publicly admit her commitment by offering to fulfil these three promises.
He said the whole nation wanted Dr Abdul Kalam in the highest office for his second term and even prominent leaders like Bhaironsinh Shekhawat have lent support to Dr Kalam.
In order to fulfil the nation's aspiration, Congress should come forward for the consensus, he said.
Mr Modi alleged that Congress has been playing the vote bank politics of secularism since last many decades. They should accept Dr Kalam, who is a true patriot and a person representing the minority community, as the consensus candidate, he added and asked the Congres to make its stand clear on the issue.