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Venkaiah Naidu meets Sharad Pawar, Chandrababu Naidu over Presidential election

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Union Minister M. on Thursday met Nationalist Party (NCP) chief and Chief Minister and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief N. and discussed the issue of Presidential

Chandrababu said that his party would stand by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision. While, Pawar said he would be in in the next couple of days for further talks.

So far, six parties have been registered which are- Congress, (BSP), Nationalist Party (NCP), Telugu Desam Party (TDP), of India (Marxist) (M) and AINC (NR).

After Naidu returns to tomorrow, formal consultations will begin in separate meetings with chief and (M) general secretary

Meetings with leaders of other parties will be planned further.

Union Ministers and M. will meet Sonia and Yechury tomorrow to discuss matters related to next month's presidential

Both have already spoken to NCP's Praful Patel and Bahujan Samaj Party's Satish Mishra.

Recently, Sonia 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.

The Commission has said that the last date for the filing of nomination is June 28.

The will take place on July 17 and counting of votes will take place on July 20.

President Pranab Mukherjee will demit office on July 24.

The new president will be elected by means of an Electoral College comprising of elected members of parliament, legislative assemblies of state and union territories of and Puducherry.

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 20:07 IST