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Presidential Election 2017: Shiv Sena to hold meeting to decide on NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind

Mumbai: Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray will convene a meeting of party leaders to decide on supporting the NDA's choice for president, party MP Sanjay Raut said on Monday.

File photo of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. PTI

File photo of Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray. PTI

"Amit Shah called up Uddhavji after the NDA's presidential candidate was decided in the BJP's parliamentary board meeting. Shah sought the Sena's support for Ram Nath Kovind," Raut told reporters.

"Uddhavji told him that he will convene a meeting of the party leaders to arrive on a decision and convey our answer to him in one-two days," he said

The Sena MP said Thackeray may "answer many questions later this evening" when he will address the party workers on the Shiv Sena's 51st foundation day.

"We had suggested two names for the post. One was of (RSS chief) Mohan Bhagwat. If they had a problem with that, we wanted (eminent agriculturist) MS Swaminathan. But since they have chosen some other name, the party will convey to the BJP our decision soon," Raut said.

The BJP on Monday named Dalit leader and Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA's candidate for the post of president.

Kovind is likely to file his papers on 23 June, Shah said in Delhi after a nearly two-hour meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board.


Updated Date: Jun 19, 2017 16:19 PM

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