Dr. APJ Abdul Kalam has opted out of the Presidential race. He has made a press release announcing the same.
“My conscience does NOT allow me to contest the presidential elections of 2012. I have considered the totality of the matter and the present political situation, and decided not to contest. I am aware of the development to the run up to the election.” said Kalam as he spoke to the press.
According to sources, Kalam had earlier informed BJP patriarch LK Advani that he will not be contesting for the post of Indian President. The former President said that he had never aspired for a second term as President of India, this inspite of the BJP Patriarch having spoke to the former President thrice on the matter.
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