The word was Conscience vote. BJP & RSS stalwart L.K. Advani made a call to all the voter's for Presidential election to vote according to their conscience 's call. He was making a point thinking that conscience would say that Bhairon Singh Shekhawat is a candidate to vote for. But the facts state something else. Of all the votes polled BS Shekhawat got lesser votes than what he should have got if all NDA+ people who voted had voted for BS Shekhawat (leave alone conscience voters) & facts also state that Pratibha Patil got some votes even from the NDA+ allies other than the polled UPA+Left votes (Although she got three votes less in Punjab). I guess more than UPA voters, voters from NDA heard the call of Mr. L.K Advani.
Good Luck to Mrs. Pratibha Patil. It would be a hard act to follow in the foot steps of Dr. Kalam known as people's president. As Mrs. Patil would be required to take difficult decisions like clemency plea of Mohd. Afzal, on which the decision was strategically avoided by Dr. Kalam during his tenure.