February 26, 2018

BJP parliamentary board to discuss presidential poll options

20 June 2017, 01:41 | Kara Nash

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BJP leaders are meeting leaders of various political parties to reach a consensus on presidential nominee.

Thackeray is also understood to have informed Shah that the BJP must announce first its candidate for The Presidency before his party can take a decision on whether to support the nominee.

"I hope all will agree to the name", he said at a press conference. Naidu and Singh have already spoken to Congress president Sonia Gandhi at her residence. We were expecting them to disclose the name so that we can discuss it in our party and other opposition parties. Thackeray reportedly rejected Shah's proposal that Narendra Modi be allowed to decide on a presidential candidate.

The parliamentary board of the BJP met here today to discuss the upcoming Presidential election.

The committee members include union ministers Rajnath Singh, M Venkaiah Naidu and Arun Jaitley, who are also the members of the Board. While speaking at "opinion-makers meet" with a select group of city residents from various sectors yesterday, he said his party supported free trade and free agriculture when BJP's predecessor Jana Sangh was formed and even today also his party stands for the same principle.

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All senior ministers of the party, including Prime Minister Narendra Modi and party president Amit Shah, will attend Monday's meeting, IANS reported.

The presidential election is expected to be a close affair this time as neither the ruling BJP nor the opposition parties have the numbers on their side to unilaterally elect the next president of India, the highest post in the country.

Jaitley spoke to leaders of the Trinamool Congress and the Biju Janata Dal (BJD).

The Presidential polls, if needed, will be held on July 17 and the counting of votes will take place on July 20.

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.

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