When a reporter asked that his name was doing the rounds as a probable (NDA) candidate for the President's post, 90-year-old Parkash Singh Badal dismissed it as merely a rumour.
The veteran Akali leader then added, "My health does not allow me ... (to take up responsibility of the highest office)".
Parkash Singh Badal, five-time chief minister, also indicated during a brief interaction with reporters in chandigarh on the sidelines of a party meet, that he may not attend the budget session of the Punjab assembly, which commences in Punjab's capital city tomorrow, on health grounds since he was not feeling well.
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