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Kejriwal calls on Mamata

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Amid opposition efforts to put up a consensus presidential candidate, Chief Minister Kejriwal today his counterpart here.

Kejriwal, accompanied by leader Raghav Chadha, Banerjee at the official residence of her nephew Abishek Banerjee, who is a member from Bengal, at South Avenue.

When asked whether the issue of a joint presidential candidate featured in the meeting, Banerjee said: "When two political leaders meet, obviously they will discuss political situation."

The leaders, who did not want to be named, also maintained the same.

Both Kejriwal and Banerjee share an adversarial relationship with the BJP-led Centre. The two have time and again accused Prime Minister Modi of indulging in "political vendetta" against their state governments.

Meanwhile, the meeting, that lasted for over 30 minutes, came within a day of Banerjee meeting President Sonia Gandhi, following which the supremo had pitched for a consensus Opposition candidate.

Incumbent President Pranab Mukherjee's tenure ends in July and Banerjee had him last night. There are also talks of him getting a second term.

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First Published: Wed, May 17 2017. 22:57 IST