Presidential nominee: Opposition parties to meet on June 22

Prime News, National, New Delhi, June 20:- The opposition Congress and the Communist Party of India (CPI) have decided to meet on June 22 to discuss the Centre’s decision on Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind.

“We don’t want to talk about his (Kovind’s) personality, but will talk on merit. This is true that he is a hardcore BJP and we were expecting someone neutral. On June 22, we are having a meeting under the leadership of Sonia Gandhi and then we will discuss whether to support or oppose this,” senior Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said.

Meanwhile, CPI leader D Raja said they will decide collectively about their future course of discussion.

“We are discussing within our party and with other parties informally. All the parties in the opposition are likely to meet on June 22. We will decide collectively about what should be our future course of discussion,” he added.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah announced the name of Kovind as NDA’s consensus candidate for the post of Indian President.

-(NGB, Inputs: Agencies)


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