The continuing debate over the Presidential Candidates dominates papers today. The Hindustan Times headline reads, "BJP for Sangma vs Pranab, NDA allies not impressed". The Asian Age writes, "NDA split over Prez Poll, to consult CM's". In addition, the paper quotes Sangma as saying '"I'm still in the race". With regard to the Vice-President's post, The Pioneer says, "Diggy takes dig at Didi, backs Ansari second term", quoting Congress general secretary Digvijay Singh, ruling out a deal with NDA for Vice-President. "Badal not in race for post of Vice President" reports Tribune.
The Times of India also writes "Congress hopes to push FDI in retail after Prez Polls". The Indian Express also reports, "Mamata clout waning, several Congress Chief Minister press for FDI in retail". The paper quotes Delhi CM Shiela Dikshit as saying she would welcome FDI.
On the upcoming G-20 summit, The Asian Age headlines "PM to push G-20 for eurozone "quick fix", so that growth in emerging markets like India is not adversely affected. The Same paper writes "Greek vote looks too close to call", on the crucial election in Greece which could decide whether the country stays in the Eurozone. The Financial Express says, "Greeks vote to decide Euro Future.
Many newspapers report Saina Nehwal's glorious victory at the Indonesia Open, with photographs. The Statesman says 'Saina Nehwal on a golden roll'. The Hindustan Times asks, 'London Next?'
And finally, The Indian Express carries a story on cricketer VVS Laxman, who has not been playing since January, but has to his credit, a cricket club named after him in far-away Yorkshire in England, which seems to be living up 'to its very very special name'.