Sharad Pawar, the President of The Nationalist Congress Party has rejected Sonia Gandhi’s proposal to be the candidate from the opposition for the Presidential Election. The party has announced this on Thursday saying that the proposal was rejected.
“There was a meeting between Pawar and Gandhi, in which the issue of candidates for the post of president was also discussed. Pawar clearly informed Gandhi that she should consider somebody else’s name,” NCP spokesperson Nawab Malik said. He said that Pawar told Sonia Gandhi during the meeting which is believed to have taken place in the last week of April ” I am not keen on contesting”.
Pawar had stated in a recent event that the National Democratic Alliance has enough numbers to get its candidate elected as the President.The National Congress Party has 11 MPs and 50 MLAs across the country.
Since the Presidential election is coming up this year with BJP led Government having enough members to see their candidate for Vice President sailing through, it is the post of President which is the point of discussion. Just couple of days back, Trinamool Congress leader and Chief Minster of West Bengal, Mamata Banerjee met Sonia Gandhi and extended her support to the party for the Presidential election.