CPI(M) general secretary Sitaram Yechury said today that the BJP reaching out to opposition parties on the presidential election was "more like a PR exercise", after a meeting with Union ministers Rajnath Singh and M Venkaiah Naidu.
"They (BJP 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.
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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