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I have been President, that experience is enough: Kalam

June 23, 2012 23:16 IST

Former President Dr A P J Abdul Kalam on Saturday said that he had occupied the highest constitutional office of the country once, and that was enough for him.

"I have done (sic) once as President of the country and that experience is enough," Kalam said while interacting with the audience at a programme organised by the Indore Management Association.

When asked by a participant why he wasn't contesting the Presidential election, Kalam said there were several ways to be a leader in every field, and "others who have high statures should get a chance".

"I think all the political parties should choose a leader who can do the best for the nation. India needs politics of development," he added.

Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee had backed Kalam for President.

However, Kalam later made it clear that he was not in the race.