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BJP presidential nominee: Parliamentary board to meet today to finalize candidate

BJP presidential nominee: Parliamentary board to meet today to finalize candidate

"The Shiv Sena is not interested in the presidential election if you are going to field a candidate only because he belongs to the Dalit community". According to the source, during the meeting Shah appealed to the Sena to support the BJP's nominee for the president's post. Sanjay Raut, Sena MP in Rajya Sabha, said Shah called Thackeray after BJP's decision on Monday.

With President Pranab Mukherjee's term drawing to a close, there were reports that the RSS chief was one of the top contenders and Shiv Sena, through its mouthpiece Saamna, also threw its weight behind Bhagwat's name.

The Sena's stance on Kovind's candidature in the upcoming election will be considered crucial as the party is a BJP partner both at the center and in Maharashtra.

NDA presidential candidate to file papers before June 24: THE ruling National Democratic Alliance's candidate for the July 17 presidential election will file his nomination papers before June 24, and the Opposition parties would be informed of the name before the papers are filed.

The Shiv Sena earlier on Wednesday said that Bhagwat is the ideal candidate for president.

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The BJP chief said Modi had restored dignity to the Prime Minister's Office.

Vehemently opposing the intermixing of sports and politics, Congress leader Tom Vadakkan said the Centre needs to draw limitations, keeping in mind the larger interests of the people.

Raote said farmers at the local level would not be able to raise money for sowing and other family activities until the cooperative banks get their old notes exchanged. "On the contrary they are supporting it", it said.

Even as the Shah-Thackeray "summit" was announced on Thursday, the Shiv Sena fired missiles at neighboring Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan, who is struggling with a farmers' agitation. And though the BJP does not have a clear majority in the Assembly and relies on the Shiv Sena, the BJP's electoral performance at various elections in the state have grown from strength to strength, adding to the already simmering tensions within. We are ready for mid-term elections.

While the BJP leadership is in no mood to give the long rope to Matoshree, Fadnavis had taken a soft view on the Sena, pitching that at this juncture, the saffron party was the best ally to keep his government up and running.


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