Presidential Poll: After attending the meeting held by TMC (Trinamool Congress)leader and West Bengal CM Mamata Banerjee, Jharkhand Lok Sabha MP Vijay Hansdak on Wednesday confirmed that Mamata mentioned two more names besides Sharad Pawar, which include the names of Farooq Abdullah and Gopalkrishna Gandhi. for the Presidential election.
He highlighted that NCP supremo Sharad Pawar would prepare a blueprint for the second meeting which would be held soon.
Vijay Hansdak stressed that new names would be considered in the next meeting.
Earlier, NCP (Nationalist Congress Party) chief Sharad Pawar declined the Opposition leaders’ proposal to become the candidate for the Presidential Election 2022.
The meeting conducted by the TMC leader and WB chief minister Mamata Banerjee was attended by the leaders from 17 opposition parties.
The Congress party participated in the meeting along with 16 other political parties. Apart from TMC, NCP, and Congress, the parties which attended the meeting included CPI, CPI (M), RSP, RJD, Shiv Sena, SP, PDP, National Conference, DMK, JD (S), IUML, RLD, and JMM.
The polling for the presidential election will be held on July 18 and the counting of votes will take place on July 21.