NEW DELHI: BJP president Amit Shah today made it clear that his party would consult opposition parties regarding the name of the presidential candidate.
Talking to media he stated: “Consensus is a word that it is used in several ways. But we will hold discussions with everybody, including opposition parties.”
Parties like the Congress, Mamata Banerjee-led TMC and the Left have spoken about fielding a “secular” opposition candidate if the BJP-led NDA picks a nominee with Hindutva leanings. However, the ruling block is unlikely to be perturbed with the stand of the opposition parties as numbers in the presidential electoral college favour it.