BJP parliamentary board to discuss presidential poll options

Union Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu met Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and held discussions over the Presidential election
Union Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu met Union Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and held discussions over the Presidential election
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21 June, 2017

The BJP Parliamentary Board at a meeting on Monday is likely to take a decision on its presidential nominee.

"Despite having a majority, we reached out to opposition parties".

Speaking to the reporters, CPI leader Sudhakar Reddy said, "On behalf of the three-member committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) - Rajnath Singh and Venkaiah Naidu met us today after meeting various political parties, but didn't make any particular proposal".

The National Democratic Alliance's attempt is to file at least three-four sets of nominations of its candidate so that all allies can get to sign.

The nomination is expected to be submitted on June 23 - Prime Minister Narendra Modi is expected to be present for the submission before he departs for the United States the next day.

BJP president Amit Shah pointed out towards the party policy of considering the welfare of the Nation on priority basis.

The Election Commission of India (ECI) issued the notification in this regard and the process of the nomination has started that will continue till June 28. But the surprising part is that the ruling party i.e. the BJP has still not announced its candidate.

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Information and Broadcasting Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu on Sunday held discussions with Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan, who heads the Lok Janshakti Party. He also met Samajwadi Party leaders Ram Gopal Yadav and Naresh Agrawal.

Many leaders indicated that the July 17 election will not go unopposed in view of the "betrayal" by the BJP.

Under a complex electoral formula, the BJP and its allies control 48.1 per cent of votes in the electoral college.

India's ruling coalition has announced its candidate for a presidential election, choosing a man who has championed the rights of India's Dalits amid protests by so-called "lower castes".

Last week, Rajnath Singh and Naidu met Congress President Sonia Gandhi and CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury to evolve consensus on the candidate for Presidency.

Multiple sources have told HT that former diplomat Gopalkrishna Gandhi could be the potential opposition candidate, with Left parties pushing for Mahatma Gandhi's grandson for the country's highest post. The name of JD-U leader Sharad Yadav has also cropped up as a Presidential contender on grounds that he is a veteran political personality.


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