BJP-backed Presidential nominee and former Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) leader PA Sangma has said that he believes that although he may not have the numbers as yet, God is with him and that he will win the election by a miracle.
Speaking on Devil's Advocate with Karan Thapar, the leader from the North-East said that his desire to be a part of the Presidential race stemmed from his desire to assert his rights as a citizen of India and as a tribal.
Below is an edited transcript of the interview:
Karan Thapar: Hello and welcome to Devils Advocate. Given that he has little chance of winning, why is Purno Sangma determined to contest the presidential elections? Thats the key question I shall ask Purno Sangma himself. Mr Sangma I have spoken to many people and practically all of them, including many of your sponsors, say that you have very little chance of winning. Then, why are you contesting the presidential elections? ...more
07:04 PM, Jun 24, 2012