One feels astonished with the way people are selected for the top jobs and at times dark horses emerge and here we have present incumbent Vice-President Hamid Ansari likely to be nominated by the Congress-led UPA for a second term on July 14.
A formal announcement will be made after the alliance's meeting on Saturday. Mamata Bannerjee's Trinamool Congress is the only one that wants former West Bengal Governor Gopal Krishna Gandhi or Krishna Bose as the next V-P. So Mr Ansari is likely to get an additional term and we only hope that they do something constructive for an average India.
We as a nation can be proud for being a secular govt as we have a Khalsa gentleman as PrimeMinister, as an army chief followed by a Muslim as a Vice President and a lady as a President whose name was never heard of in the arena of politics. Can she be compared with Dr Abdul Kalam is a case in point.