New Delhi: Janata Dal-United (JD-U) chief Sharad Yadav on Sunday said the nation needed a President like Pranab Mukherjee, particularly keeping in mind the 2014 general elections.

Stating that the situation post 2014 polls can be "difficult", Sharad Yadav said only a person like Mukherjee could be in a position to handle it.

"He knows the whole country, a non-political person cannot know. Post 2014 situation can be difficult, there should be a person who can handle the situation."

No single political party has been able to get a clear majority in Lok Sabha elections since 1989. JD-U, a key ally of BJP-led National Democratic Alliance, broke ranks to vote for Mukherjee, the ruling UPA candidate.BJP, along with ally Akali Dal, and AIADMK and Biju Janata Dal backed P.A. Sangma.


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