Will hold discussions with everybody regarding presidential candidate: Amit Shah

BJP, President, Amit Shah
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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.