The first meeting over the presidential elections held yesterday between the government and the opposition. Yesterday, the Union Home Minister Rajnath Singh and Union Parliamentary Affairs Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu had met with the Communist Party of India (CPI) leaders D. Raja and Sudhakar Reddy.
This meeting held at the Communist Party of India (CPI) and while speaking to reporters the CPI leader Sudhakar Reddy said, "On behalf of the three-member committee of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-- Rajnath Singh and Venkaiah Naidu met us today after meeting various political parties but didn't make any particular proposal. They only wanted a 'consensus candidate' asking who would be best suited. Only after being proposed from the government or from the ruling party, we can take a decision."
The CPI leader D. Raja said, "We have not proposed any name nor they have."
Over the presenditial elections, M. Venkaiah Naidu had spoken to Janata Dal (United) leader Sharad Yadav and Samajwadi Party (SP) leaders Ram Gopal Yadav and Naresh Agrawal over the phone on Presidential elections.