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Shiv Sena to recommend Swaminathan's name if BJP not ready for Bhagwat

ANI  |  Mumbai (Maharashtra) [India] 

leader on Friday said that party chief is likely to to suggest the name of the chairman of Commission on Farmers (NCF) M.S. Swaminathan' for the post of president to Bhartiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah, if the latter is not ready for Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat's nomination.

Earlier in the day, Union Home Minister and Union Information and Broadcasting Minister M. reached president Sonia Gandhi's house to discuss matters related to next month's presidential

Both ministers will also hold separate consultations with of (Marxist) general secretary in the afternoon, today.

Both of them have already spoken to Nationalist Party's (NCP) and Bahujan Samaj Party's (BSP) Satish Mishra.

Naidu yesterday spoke to Nationalist Party (NCP) chief and Telugu Desam Party (TDP) chief over the same.

The chief said that his party will stand by Prime Minister Narendra Modi's decision in this regard.

The last date of nomination is June 28.

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 14:03 IST