BJP leader Jaswant Singh today met Samajwadi Party supremo Mulayam Singh Yadav amid speculation that the BJP leader could be lobbying for the Vice President’s post.
However, according to TV reports, Mulayam has not not given any indication to Jaswant on whether they would prefer an NDA candidate for the Vice President’s post.
Party sources have reportedly told media that the SP chief was more in favour of a minority or backward class candidate for the post.
When Yadav was meeting yoga guru Ramdev at his residence on the issue of black money New Delhi on Tuesday morning, Jaswant Singh drove in and was inside the SP leader’s house for ten minutes.
It is understood that the three discussed the issue of Indian black money stashed abroad. Jaswant Singh had raised the issue on behalf of the BJP in the Lok Sabha.
The meeting between the SP chief and Jaswant Singh triggered speculation that the BJP leader may be making an effort to lobby for himself as a candidate in the Vice Presidential poll.
Sources said Jaswant Singh has been lobbying for his candidature for the post of Vice President for sometime. He has reportedly discussed the issue within and outside the party.
Punjab Chief Minister Parkash Singh Badal, whose SAD is part of the NDA, has also been talked about as a possible Vice Presidential candidate.
With inputs from PTI