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Presidential polls: Rajnath, Naidu to meet Sonia on Friday

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Union Ministers and M. will meet president and (M) general secretary on Friday to discuss matters related to next month's presidential

Both have already spoken to Nationalist Party's and Bahujan Samaj Party's Satish Mishra.

Meanwhile, a Opposition leaders' meeting over the presidential is currently underway inside the in

The for the next president of is to be held on July 17, Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. said on Wednesday, adding that he had exchanged views with Home Minister and it had been decided that they would talk to different parties.

Naidu said, "We exchanged views today, and will be talking to different parties regarding the same."

"On June 17, the Minister will come back. We will exchange information with him and move forward", he added.

Meanwhile, the Opposition leaders will meet today to discuss the presidential elections.

The convention will include leaders Ghulam Nabi Azad and Mallikarjun Kharge, JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) leader Lalu Prasad Yadav, CPI(M) leader Sitaram Yechury, TMC leader Derek O'Brien, Samajwadi Party's Ram Gopal Yadav, BSP's Satish Chandra Mishra, DMK leader R.S. Bharathi and NCP's

Recently, president met various leaders from opposition parties to give a tough fight to the ruling Democratic Alliance (NDA) Government's candidate for the post of President.

Earlier this week, (BJP) president Amit Shah had formed a three-member committee, consisting of Union Ministers Rajnath Singh, M. and Arun Jaitley for consultations with the opposition over likely candidates for president.

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 17:02 IST