New Delhi Former Lok Sabha Speaker, P A Sangma, who is considered an underdog in the Presidential race, today pinned his hopes on ” big number of hidden votes” and equated himself to the ” black man” Barack Obama making it to the White house, rep
orts PTI. ” 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 canalt39t an Adivasi become the President of India,” the NCP leader, whose party has refused to back him for the Presidential race, said.
” 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.
He reiterated that he had sought appointments with political leaders including Congress President, Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and Finance Minister, Pranab Mukherjee to press for a tribal candidate for the post of the President.