An online petition has proposed the name of Congress MP Shashi Tharoor as the United Progressive Alliance (UPA)'s prime ministerial candidate for the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.
Tharoor is currently MP from Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala.
The petition, started on online platform "change.org" by Thiruvananthapuram resident Paul Trivandrum, had garnered 14,080 supporters so far.
"In another two years' time India, the largest democracy of the world will face another national election. Success of a democratic country requires a strong public interest based opposition led by a visionary leader capable of prime ministership," the petition said.
"Shashi Tharoor is a man well qualified with deep knowledge of international and national issues, who can connect with the people of India and with world leaders.