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Presidential election: BJP chief Amit Shah’s 3-member team to select NDA’s candidate

BJP has formed 3 member team to pick NDA’s candidate for presidential election to be held on July 17.

BJP president Amit Shah appointed senior party leaders Rajnath Singh , Arun Jaitley and Venkaiah Naidu to pick NDA candidate for presidential election.

Neither BJP nor the congress have announced their candidates so far to replace president Pranab Mukherjee whose term ends on July 25.

Congress held several meetings to pick a right candidate but nothing has been finalised.

President Sonia Gandhi even approached Sharad Pawar . However the former union minister made it clear he won’t contest.

For BJP selecting presidential candidate is one huge task as it failed so far.

Veteran party leader L K Advani was believed to be an automatic choice but his chances appear to have been dented after being charged of criminal conspiracy in 1992.

Opposition parties will meet on June 14 to begin discussions on the presidential and vice presidential elections.

The election commission last week announced that the election of the next presidential will be held on July 17 and votes counting on July 20. 

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