CHURUMURI POLL: Who after A.P.J. Abdul Kalam?

President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam‘s assertion over the weekend that in three months’ time he will return to teaching is the firmest indication yet that he won’t get a second term and maybe that he doesn’t want a second term. So, who should replace the People’ President?

The Samajwadi Party has floated the name of Amitabh Bachchan, but the superstar says he is humbled but not upto it. The names of Infosys’ founder N.R. Narayana Murthy and West Bengal Governor Gopalkrishna Gandhi have been heard in some quarters. An email campaign has been launched by friends of former RBI governor C. Rangarajan. And there are the usual suspects like former Uttarakhand chief minister N.D. Tiwari.

So, who should it be? A career politician or a retired bureaucrat? A high achiever or an industrialist? An old fogey or a relative youngster? And why not a woman? Tell us.

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