Mamata-led Opposition wants Sharad Pawar to be presidential candidate

New Delhi, 15/6:Leaders of several Opposition parties on Wednesday urged NCP supremo Sharad Pawar to be the joint Opposition candidate for the presidential election, but the veteran leader once again declined the offer at a meeting convened by West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee here.



As many as 17 Opposition parties attended the crucial meeting of Opposition parties to build consensus on fielding a joint candidate against the BJP-led NDA in the presidential election.


Leaders of the Congress, Samajwadi Party, NCP, DMK, RJD and the Left parties attended the over two-hour-long meeting called by the Trinamool Congress supremo, while the AAP, SAD, AIMIM, Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) and Odisha’s ruling BJD skipped it.

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