I have always charmed the position – ‘The President of India’. Like a CEO of a corporation or Managing Director of an organization – the President is the chief of an entire nation. This straightaway implies that the President must be good at governing people. Thus, when electing a president, one must consider various aspects and the choice must be unanimous.
But what is going on right now in India, is nothing short of a constituency election. Like how a normal election has several contestants, the presidential arena is crowded with candidates. It is very clearly seen, that the political parties are trying to choose a person for the topmost position, who might be faithful to them when in power. So this is nothing short of POLITICS. By letter and spirit, the President of India must be insular to political parties and their influence. If this not going to happen, then it is better to scrap the position from the Indian constitution. A president, who is influenced by ruling parties in the decision making process, is better non-existent.
So the political parties must understand the real role and duties of the President of India and come to a consensus on the candidate. Otherwise, it is better that India is without a President!