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BJP meeting Oppn on Prez poll 'more like PR exercise': Yechury

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

CPI(M) general secretary said today that the reaching out to opposition parties on the presidential was "more like a PR exercise", after a meeting with Union ministers and

"They (leaders) did not propose any name," Yechury said, reiterating his party's stand that a candidate with "impeccable secular credentials" should be the next president.

Singh and Naidu, who are part of a panel to work out a consensus on the presidential nominee, Yechury as part of its efforts to reach out to the opposition.

They also president earlier today. Minister is the other member of the BJP panel formed by party chief a few days ago.

Stepping out from the nearly 30-minute meeting, Yechury told mediapersons that the BJP panel would meet them again.

Asked about the government's efforts to develop a consensus on the presidential candidate, he said there has to be some name (proposed) to arrive at a consensus.

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First Published: Fri, June 16 2017. 17:07 IST