Prof.Bhim Singh dispatched the following letter to all the Presidents of the recognised political parties both national and state parties urging the Members of Parliament and the Members of Electoral College for the Presidential Election to support Dr. Karan Singh as consensus candidate.
NEW DELHI, MAY 06: I am taking this liberty expressing my views in connection with the coming election for the Rashtrapati (President). I have been in touch with several notables seeking their respective views on the choice of the future President of India as Hon’ble Shri Pranab Mukherjee is retiring this year.
I had honour to speak to several political activists and notables in the field of literature, education, politics etc. in this regard. The political parties are also engaged, it appears from the newspaper reports, in working out a common agenda to ensure that India is headed by a noble personality as the next President.
My own experience and after talking to the notables from different walks of life, I have realized that the people of India and the political parties would be happy to send somebody as the President of India to the Rashtrapati Bhawan who represents the composite culture and the voice of the people as a whole from Kashmir to Kanyakumari as well as Manipur to Dwarka.
I would like to make a humble submission to the Hon’ble leaders of all the political parties to elect the President of India who represents the voice of the people of this country from the North, the South, the East and the West.
It is my humble submission that there are many senior leaders, many high profile intellectuals and thinkers in India to represent this great country from the Rashtrapati Bhawan. We have to make a choice and the consensus which I have gathered from majority of the leadership representing different walks of life that I would like to convey to the Hon’ble Members of the Electoral College that Dr. Karan Singh son of the former Maharaja of J&K and sitting Member of the Rajya Sabha is the most favourite choice for the post of President this time.
I do not want to talk beyond this expression about Dr. Karan Singh as he is known to every body with his background, political thought and contributions. I may only submit that Dr. Karan Singh as President of India shall generate a wave of National Integration from Kashmir to Kanyakumari and India shall find its super place on the map of the world as the peace-loving nation.
This is my humble prayer to all the Members of the Electoral College to elect the next President of India who shall represent India’s cultural heritage and its centuries’ old cool breeze of love and affection. Dr. Karan Singh is the best choice. The political parties may reach a consensus. It shall send a great message unto the world.”