Party general secretary Jagannath Mishra said Kalam, with his outstanding achievements as a scientist, befitted the top constitutional post.
He appealed to all political parties to come forward in support of Kalam's candidature. "Kalam should be looked upon as a national choice and not as that of the NDA or the BJP [Bharatiya Janata Party]," Mishra said.
Coverage of the Election for the 11th President of India
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