NEW DELHI: PM Narendra Modi headed a meeting today with several senior leaders from including BJP chief Amit Shah. The program was targeted on choosing BJP’s new President of India. The declaration is likely to be held today, sources stated.
As per the reports, the Prime Minister met with the BJP’s parliamentary board on Monday to decide the new President. During the meeting Foreign Minister Sushma Swaraj was also present, who has disproved reports of being a top nominee for President.
The other parties stated that its choice is to be officially notified of the BJP’s preference before selecting if it will field its own contender.
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar stated today that up to now, no contender has been shared for dialogue by the government. “They haven’t decided on any name until now…we can wait for 2-3 days but we cannot wait forever.”
BJP chief Amit Shah met with Shiv Sena on Sunday to inquire about its support. Shiv Sena chief Uddhav Thackeray is eager on MS Swaminathan, scientist and father of India’s Green Revolution or Mohan Bhagwat, the chief of RSS.
If polls are to be conducted, the Bhartiya Janata Party and its allies are deciding to make their candidate win because regional parties, involving some from the south, have assured to back the ruling alliance.
The Bhartiya Janta Party has allocated three senior ministers involving Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu to discuss with allies including Sena and opposition parties.
BJP members visited Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and Mr Yechury of the CPM on Friday.
BJP lawmakers and ministers have been called up to Delhi as the BJP is ready for the nomination process of its members.
On Friday, PM Narendra Modi leaves for the US so all official procedures are likely to be finished before then.