Presidential poll | BJP leaders did not cite any name, instead tried asking us the same: Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sonia Gandhi-Rajnath meet

16 June 2017, 11:03 PM
Presidential poll: BJP leaders did not cite any name, instead tried asking us the same: Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sonia Gandhi-Rajnath meet
Presidential poll: BJP leaders did not cite any name, instead tried asking us the same: Ghulam Nabi Azad on Sonia Gandhi-Rajnath meet

Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Urban Development Minister Venkaiah Naidu on Friday met Congress president Sonia Gandhi at latter’s residence to discuss presidential poll. The meeting lasted for over 30 minutes. 

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad informed that the BJP leaders did not cite any name, and asked them to give candidate's name.  

Earlier, Congress leader Mallikarjun Khadge said that they would examine the proposal put forth by BJP leaders to the Congress president.

It is said that the leaders are trying to build consensus over the candidate.

Earlier, the opposition parties had met to chalk out their presidential poll strategy on Wednesday  as the process started for the filing of nominations for the July 17 election

Senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad had said the 10-member opposition panel would meet again to decide on a suitable presidential nominee.

The sub-group formed for this purpose had met in the chambers of Azad, who is the Leader of the Opposition in the Rajya Sabha.

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First Published: Friday, June 16, 2017 11:24 AM
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