New Delhi, July 30 (ANI): Jaswant Singh, who is all set to lock horns with UPA nominee Mohammad Hamid Ansari for the post of Vice President of India, on Monday said his political career is not yet over, and emphasized that several steps of his long political journey is yet to come.
Singh, who has held many portfolios in the national cabinet including Finance, External Affairs and Defence during the NDA regime, said the upcoming vice presidential election would not bring to an end his political journey.
"I have been the Member of Parliament nine times. It has been a long journey. My political journey is still left. Don't consider it to be at an end. Several steps of my political journey are yet to come," he said.
When asked to comment on the BJP's prime ministerial candidate in 2014, Singh said it is still one year-and-a-half away.
"Now, one and a half years is left. It is said that one week is enough in politics. Who has seen the future?" he said.
Jaswant Singh, who has the committed support of the BJP, Janata Dal-United, Shiv Sena, Akali Dal and several other smaller parties, also expressed confidence that several other political outfits would also back him in the upcoming vice presidential election.
"I have spent initial years of my life in army. If you consider any battle to be lost in the very beginning, then it is not correct. I am familiar with the numbers. But this election is not only based on numbers, a lot of other things are linked with it," said Singh, when asked that many people say that the vice presidential election is a lost battle.
"The whole NDA is there. And part from NDA, I expect that the other political outfits will also support me. It would be correct if I do not comment on this before time," he added.
UPA's vice presidential candidate Hamid Ansari has a definite edge in the vice presidential election, as he has the support of the Congress, Samajwadi Party (SP), Bahuja Samaj Party (BSP), Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD), Dravida Munnettra Kazhagam (DMK), Nationalist Congress Party (NCP), Rashtriya Lok Dal (RLD), CPM, National Conference and several others.
Jaswant Singh refused to comment on Hamid Ansari's conduct as the Vice President of India.