New Delhi: Holding that the President should always be a political person, Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav on Thursday refused to express his opinion on probable candidates for the forthcoming election to the country's highest office.

"We cannot discuss Presidential election at this moment, When candidates are announced, then you can take my view," he told reporters outside the Parliament House.

Yadav was asked whom his party will support during the Presidential election. On whether the President should be a person with political background, he said, "The President should always be a political person."

Pratibha Patil, the country's first woman President, will demit office on July 25 after completing her five-year term. Samajwadi Party, which is an outside supporters of UPA, had on Tuesday said that it would favour an eminent Muslim candidate for the top post.

(Agencies)


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