Reacting to the Mamata Banerjee-Mulayam Singh Yadav proposal to have Singh or APJ Abdul Kalam or Somnath Chatterjee as candidate for the post, CPM politburo member Brinda Karat said it was something "unprecedented" that the name of the incumbent prime minister was being discussed for the presidential post.
"It is really for the UPA leadership to answer this question. It is unprecedented that the name of a sitting MP should be suggested by the government's own allies," Karat said.
"It really shows the utter lack of any principles which ties this coalition. It is for the UPA leadership to respond to this," she said.
She said today there are six names, tomorrow may be three more names will come. "This is not a game of names," she said.