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Naidu speaks to Pawar, TDP chief over Prez election

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Union minister today spoke to chief Sharad Pawar, who is part of the opposition bloc, and chief N Chandrababu Naidu, a ally, over the presidential poll.

While Chandrababu said he would support Prime Minister Modi's call on the presidential nominee, Pawar offered no assurance and said he would be in the national capital in a few days for further talks on the matter.

The three-member committee, of which Naidu besides and are members, formed by chief to consult political parties has so far reached out to Congress, BSP, NCP, TDP, CPM and AINC (NR).

Formal consultations begin tomorrow with Naidu and Singh scheduled to meet chief and CPI(M) General Secretary

A group of nine opposition parties, including the Congress, the Left and the besides the likes of the SP, BSP, JD(U) and RJD, has maintained that they will finalise their stand only after the BJP-led discloses its candidate.

Many of them have made it clear that they will put up a joint candidate if the nominee is seen as someone with strong Hindutva background.

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First Published: Thu, June 15 2017. 19:42 IST