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BJP will talk to all parties to evolve consensus on Prez

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The will talk to all political parties to evolve a broad consensus on presidential nominee in the "true spirit of democracy", senior Union minister said today.

Naidu is part of a three-member committee formed yesterday by president to hold consultations with BJP's allies as well as opposition parties on the presidential candidate for the upcoming poll.

Minister and Home Minister are the other two members of the committee.

"We have started internal consultations. We are the ruling party and we have to taken everyone on board and work towards evolving a broad consensus (for a presidential nominee) and seek their support," Naidu said.

Asserting that the exercise will be done in the "true spirit of democracy", he, however, "appealed to all that they should go by the mandate of the people which is for this government".

He also said that he had already spoken to the party chief and in coming days, they (all the committee members) would be talking to leaders of other political parties.

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First Published: Tue, June 13 2017. 17:22 IST