University textbook acts as crystal ball; declares Pranab as 14th Indian President

Jul 18, 2012, 22:30 IST | PTI

An university in Maharashtra has already declared UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee the winner in the presidential race with a just-published textbook describing him as "the 14th President of the country".

Though the Presidential polls are yet to held, Gondwana University has already described UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee as "the 14th President of the country" in a just-published textbook.

The book, 'Democracy in India', has been prescribed for first year students of BA (Political Science) for the ongoing academic session of the newly-formed varsity.

Pranab Mukherjee
Pranab Mukherjee. File Pic

Page number 84 under chapter 4 of the book, published under the heading 'Union Executive', has a chart of the Presidents of India in which Pranab has been mentioned as "the 14th President of India".

The book was released a couple of days ago at a function attended by Dean of the Department of Social Sciences of Gondwana University in presence of over 40 lecturers of political science belonging to colleges under the varsity.

Sanjay Gore, Chairman of the Board of Studies of the University and Madhukar Arjunkar, a scholar of political science, are the authors of the book. University officials were not available for comment.

The Presidential elections, where Pranab will take on BJP-backed nominee PA Sangma, will be held on July 19. 

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