Sangma plays 'Obama card' pins hopes on 'hidden votes'
"We have (the case of) Barack Obama...Nobody thought a black man would ever occupy White House. If a black man can become the President of America, why can't an adivasi become the President of India," the NCP leader, whose party has refused to back him for the presidential race, said.
Interacting with the members of the Indian Women's Press Corp (IWPC) Sangma said he "hopes" that a consensus would evolve on his candidature as "neither UPA nor NDA has numbers ... Besides there are a big number of hidden votes...you never know."
"Nobody sees who will vote for whom. It is a secret ballot. How can it be a question of whom one would vote," the NCP general secretary promptly replied when asked whether his daughter Agatha Sangma, whould vote for him.
Expressing serious concern over the ongoing protests in Andhra Pradesh, following the nod for the creation of a separate Telangana State, the Communist Party of India (CPI) leader D Raja said that the Centre must address the genuine concerns of the people and assure them that their interests will be duly protected.
Date 06-12-13, Duration 2:11, Views 842