Presidential candidate: Rajnath and Nadda to meet with allies, oppn | India News



NEW DELHI: As presidential elections draw near, BJP Chairman JP Nadda and Union Minister Rajnath Singh have started talks with different political parties in a bid to reach a consensus on the top constitutional post .
In a statement, the BJP said the two senior leaders would hold talks with voters from the ruling NDA and the opposition UPA, as well as other political parties as well as independent members. .

At present, JD(U), RLSP, Apna Dal, AIADMK, JJP, NPP, NPF, AGP are among the partners in the BJP-led NDA.
Opposition parties had accused the BJP in the last presidential poll in 2017 of reaching out to them at the last moment, when it had already finalized the choice of Ram Nath Kovind, who would become president.
The opposition had forced a contest by backing Meira Kumar, who lost to Kovind.
The government and the opposition have not yet nominated a candidate for the presidential elections to be held on July 18.
Meanwhile, opposition parties have also started deliberations on the elections with Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) leader Sanjay Singh meeting NCP leader Sharad Pawar on Sunday.
It should be noted that before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections, it was Pawar who urged the AAP and the Congress to agree in Delhi to counter the BJP. However, this did not materialize.

On Saturday, West Bengal Chief Minister and TMC leader Mamata Banerjee wrote to 22 chief ministers and opposition leaders and invited them to a meeting on June 15 to discuss the presidential elections.
(With agency contributions)


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