NDA to meet Friday over presidential polls

June 14th, 2012 - 9:11 pm ICT by IANS  

Bharatiya Janata Party New Delhi, June 14 (IANS) On a day when it joined hands with the AIADMK to garner support for the presidential polls, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) Thursday announced that the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) will meet Friday to discuss its strategy about the election.

“As far as the presidential polls are concerned, the NDA will meet tomorrow (Friday) and discuss the candidates,” party spokesperson Syed Shahnawaz Hussain said.

BJP’s core group met Wednesday evening, but refused to comment on its preferences before the Congress announced its official candidate.

Sources say the name of former president A.P.J. Abdul Kalam was discussed in the meeting, and may find favour with the party.

The meeting will be held at 11 a.m. Friday at the residence of senior BJP leader L.K. Advani.

The United Progressive Alliance (UPA) will also be meeting Friday over the presidential polls.

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