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No scope for consensus on BJP's prez nominee: Congress

28 May 2018 11:36

New Delhi: The Congress on Monday spurned the Bharatiya Janata Partys appeal for consensus on its choice for president and said the opposition would take a call on contesting the election after a meeting on June 22. The BJP had taken a unilateral decision, Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said soon after the announcement of Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the National Democratic Alliances candidate for president.Congress does not want to comment on this issue as we want to take a unanimous decision with all other opposition parties on the presidential elections. The final call will be taken in a meeting of all opposition parties on June 22, Azad said. Terming the BJPs efforts to reach out to the opposition through its senior leaders as a formality and a PR exercise, Azad said the ruling party should have built consensus before announcing the candidate.But they informed us after announcing this decision so there is no scope for consensus now... we were no.
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