Kalam should not contest Pres poll, says Omar
Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister Omar Abdullah on Saturday said A P J Abdul Kalam should not contest the Presidential poll as election of Pranab Mukherjee was almost certain.
"Kalam has been a very successful President and has won hearts of the people as the President. It does not befit him to contest the elections when his chances of winning are almost next to zero," Omar told reporters here.
The NC leader said Finance Minister and UPA nominee Pranab Mukherjee was well on course to be the next President.
"The way support is pouring in for Mukherjee, his victory is almost certain," he said.
In a tweet on Friday, Omar congratulated Mukherjee on his nomination as the UPA candidate and expressed hope that he would make an excellent President.