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Pawar as Oppn Prez Candidate? Sanjay Singh meets NCP Chief as AAP Throws Weight behind Consensus Candidate

While the NCP chief himself is tight-lipped about pitching himself for the top post, sources indicated he was “positive”, even though “no decision” has been taken yet.

The contest for Presidential polls is heating up with veteran politician, former Maharashtra Chief Minister and Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) supremo Sharad Pawar emerging as possible consensus candidate for the opposition.

After Mallikarjun Kharge delivered Congress President Sonia Gandhi’s message to Pawar to discuss the possibility of like-minded parties coming together to field a common candidate, Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) Rajya Sabha MP Sanjay Singh met the latter at his residence in Mumbai.

The meeting between Singh and Pawar took place at 4 pm and lasted approximately 30 minutes.

“We want him to fight,” a source said, when asked whether Pawar’s name as the Presidential candidate was discussed in the meeting.

While the NCP chief himself is tight-lipped about pitching himself for the top post, sources indicated he was “positive”, even though “no decision” has been taken yet.

It may be recalled that Gandhi already had discussions with Pawar and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, among others, on the issue of Presidential elections.

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