There is a probability of ‘Metro man’ E Sreedharan being nominated as the ruling BJP-led NDA’s candidate for President, as per a media report.
BJP sources said M Venkaiah Naidu and home minister Rajnath Singh are likely to seek suggestions from Congress chief Sonia Gandhi who they are scheduled to meet on Friday. “We would like to hear what the opposition is considering and keep that in the discussions on the presidential candidate,” a BJP member said.
The talks have revealed room for consensus though Left parties remain opposed to any NDA nominee. Congress has reservations too, though its spokesperson said there is need for consensus.
AICC spokesperson Anand Sharma said, “Congress has tried to bring about a consensus on every important issue. But the picture is not yet clear on the issue of the presidential election.”
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