President Election 2022: Rajnath Singh spoke to Mamata Banerjee, Akhilesh, Mallikarjun Kharge

Publish Date: 16 Jun, 2022 |
 

The opposition has intensified its barricade regarding the presidential election going to be held on 18 July. Leaders of 17 opposition parties held a meeting to reach a consensus on a joint candidate for the presidential election. On the other hand, senior BJP leader and Defense Minister Rajnath Singh contacted prominent opposition leaders including Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge, TMC's Mamata Banerjee and SP Akhilesh Yadav.

Rajnath Singh and JP Nadda authorized meeting

The BJP had last Sunday authorized Rajnath Singh and party president JP Nadda to hold discussions with various political parties, including the opposition, for the presidential election . Rajnath Singh also spoke to leaders of some other parties including Mallikarjun Kharge, Mamta Banerjee and Akhilesh Yadav over phone. 

Sources said that the opposition leaders wanted to know from Rajnath Singh the name of the Presidential candidate from the National Democratic Alliance. After the initial talks, there will be a NDA meeting in which the name of the candidate will be discussed, followed by a meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board. The name of the NDA candidate's name will be announced before PM Narendra Modi goes to Germany.

Election to be held on 21 July

Ram Nath Kovind assumed office as the 14th President of India on 25 July 2017 and his term ends on 24 July 2022. Voting for the new President will be held on 18 July and counting of votes will be done on 21 July. 

NDA is trying to contact all political parties regarding the presidential election. There is a buzz that Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Jagan Mohan Reddy's YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) is considering supporting the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) presidential candidate in the presidential election.

 

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