'Metro-man' E. Sreedharan in the Presidential race: What is your reaction?Day before yesterday I heard a rumour that well-known engineer E. Sreedharan is in the Presidential race. Later this was confirmed from a news-item published yesterday in the Times of India. I first heard about Mr. Sreedharan when he successfully completed Konkan Railway Project. Later he was extremely successful in completing Delhi Metro Rail before schedule. Most probably he is now associated with Kochi Metro Rail project.
Mr. Sreedharan is a very successful technocrat. He is known even outside India. He received many recognitions including the Padma award. But I have a doubt whether Mr. Sreedharan will be fit for the job of President in India, which is, under normal circumstances a titular job, but at the same time requires many protocol and ceremonial duties. In extra-ordinary circumstances, the President must display his/her knowlege of the Constitution of India.
Although I have immense respect for him, I have some doubt about the suitability of Mr. Sreedharan for the post of President. I would like to know the views of other Members in this regard.