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Sonia Gandhi To Chair Opposition Meeting Today To Decide Presidential Candidate

Sonia Gandhi To Chair Opposition Meeting Today To Decide Presidential Candidate”

"(BJP President) Amit Shah informed me on Sunday that in view of Swaminathan's advanced age (he will turn 92 in August) and frail health, it was not possible to propose his name", Thackeray said.

Talking about the party decision, JD (U) spokesperson KC Tyagi said, "We chose to extend support to NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind as his tenure as Governor had been peaceful".

The Congress has stepped up its efforts to keep the opposition united as its top brass held discussions with the leaders of a host of other parties after the JD-U's decision.

On Wednesday, JD (U)'s core committee chaired by Bihar CM Nitish Kumar will meet in Patna to discuss party's stand on Kovind.

He said the Sena was not opposed to the candidacy of Kovind whom he dubbed a "good choice".

"We are not merely part of opposition unity but the initiator".

A senior party leader recalled his days as the BJP spokesperson and the way a section of the media did not like to give much weight to him.

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Thackeray had said that his party will not back Kovind if his candidature is aimed at garnering Dalit votes.

For the record, the Congress said the question whether they would be putting up a candidate against Kovind will be known only after Thursday's meeting.

THE Opposition on Wednesday suffered a big blow with JD (U) deciding to back the NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the President's election boosting the numbers for the ruling side while the rivals made it clear that they will put up a candidate.

71-year-old Kovind is a low-profile Dalit activist and a two-term BJP Rajya Sabha member.

Later, Naidu also spoke to Nitish Kumar and thanked him for the decision.

She said that someone of the stature of President Pranab Mukherjee or even External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj or BJP veteran L.K. Advani may have been made the candidate. The election is scheduled for July 17 and the counting of votes will take place on July 20.

The Congress leaders, meanwhile, apparently have argued with the Left parties and the Trinamool camp that fielding someone like Shinde will force the NCP to stick to the Opposition camp and will easily "win over" Shiv Sena from the NDA.

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