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Pawar rejected Sonia's offer to be presidential candidate: NCP

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The Nationalist Party today said its president has rejected chief Sonia Gandhi's proposal to be the opposition's candidate in the country's presidential

"There was a meeting between Pawar and Gandhi, in which the issue of candidates for the post of president was also discussed. Pawar clearly informed Gandhi that she should consider somebody else's name," spokesperson told PTI here.

"I am not keen on contesting," Pawar was quoted by Malik as telling in the meeting that took place in in the last week of April.

Asked if it was the which proposed that Pawar should contest the presidential election, Malik said, "Unless there was a proposal, why would he say no?"

At a recent rally in Mumbai, Pawar had stated that as the has enough numbers to get its candidate elected, the for the president's post was not likely to throw any surprise.

The has 11 MPs and some 50 MLAs across the country.

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First Published: Thu, May 18 2017. 21:03 IST