Delhi is agog with rumours that in the event of the BJP not cracking the magic numbers in the Lok Sabha polls, the Opposition could approach former president Pranab Mukherjee and ask him to lead them.
He could be projected as the Prime Ministerial candidate of all the non-BJP parties. Sources close to the Congress establishment say that Pranab Da is more than willing and serving the country as PM has been his life’s ambition. In fact, he is termed by many as the Best Prime Minister who never was.
The Congress and the other non-BJP opposition parties feel that no one will have any objection to Pranab Da’s candidature, least of all Mamta Didi. Mamta cannot oppose him as he is a Bengali and would become the first Bengali to become a PM ever. Sources close to Chandrababu also say that it was Chandrababu Naidu who suggested Pranab Da’s name to the Opposition parties.