E.Sreedharan as NDA’s nominee for Presidential poll?


Delhi Metro Chief E Sreedharan could be in consideration as the NDA nominee for presidential polls. The outreach came even as the speculation continued about the NDA’s likely choice.

BJP negotiators reached out to NCP chief Sharad Pawar and TDP leader N Chandrababu Naidu over the presidential poll in a bid to enlarge a consensus over the NDA nominee.

BJP has not suggested any name so far, with party chief Amit Shah having said this will not be revealed prematurely.

It is understood that the TDP chief does not have specific criteria and will be willing to consider any choice put forward by PM Narendra Modi.

The talks have revealed room for consensus though Left parties remain opposed to any NDA nominee. Congress has reservations too, though its spokesperson said there is a need for consensus.

This may suggest that BJP needs to pick a choice acceptable to the opposition.