Pranab Mukherjee will make an outstanding president, says Mani Shankar Aiyar
May 12, 2012 | Duration: 23 min, 02 sec
The president of India is meant to be a neutral arbiter of the Indian political scene. But many say that history proves otherwise that the selection of the president and the pressure from the executive has deeply compromised this high constitutional authority. In a discussion with NDTV's Sreenivasan Jain, Mani Shankar Aiyar, a member of the Indian National Congress party, said that Finance Mukherjee Pranab Mukherjee will make an outstanding president. "While Pranab Mukherjee becoming president would be a big loss to the Congress, I don't think it will be an irreparable loss," he clarified.