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Mohan Bhagwat is ideal candidate for president: Shiv Sena

ANI  |  Mumbai [India] 

The on Wednesday said that Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief is the ideal candidate for president.

Urging the (BJP) to name a candidate for the upcoming president polls, leader told ANI, "Till now, our opinion has not been sought in the regard. We have heard that the has constituted a three member committee in the connection."

"What we want is that the should propose a name then there should be a discussion. ji has said that for ji is the deserving candidate for the post of President of the nation and the party collectively bats for him," he added.

Shiv Sena chief in the past had said he had suggested Bhagwat's name for the post of President of

Responding to a poser on Sharad Pawar's candidature for the top post, Thackeray took a jibe at Prime Minister Modi and said the Nationalist Party (NCP) president is his guru, adding it's difficult to guess what is in ones heart.

"Suggested Mohan Bhagwat's name, haven't discussed Sharad Pawar. Pawar is Modi's guru, can't say what's in one's heart," Thackeray said.

With President Pranab Mukherjee's term drawing to a close, there were reports that the chief was one of the contenders and Shiv Sena, through its mouthpiece Saamna, also threw its weight behind Bhagwat.

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First Published: Wed, June 14 2017. 18:28 IST