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Prez election: Rajnath, Naidu meet Sonia, no names discussed

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The first meeting between the and the opposition over the July 17 presidential ended inconclusively today without any names being discussed by the either side.

Union ministers and President to discuss the presidential poll as part of the ruling BJP's outreach to stitch a consensus on the official nominee.

"has not come forward with any name for the Presidential and has asked if the opposition has any name for the top post," leader said after the meeting.

Singh and Naidu had gone to Gandhi's 10 Janpath residence to help evolve an agreement on the crucial

The meeting lasted for 30 minutes.

leader Mallikarjun Kharge was also present in the meeting, seen as the first major outreach with the opposition on the significant matter.

The meeting comes barely two days after a sub group of opposition leaders constituted by Gandhi in Azad's Parliament chamber to discuss the opposition strategy. The meeting had decided to wait for the proposal on the matter before taking a further view.

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 12:57 IST