Presidential Election: Senior BJP leaders to meet Sonia Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury

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Presidential Election Senior BJP leaders to meet Sonia Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury-News Time Now
Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and M Venkaiah Naidu are part of the three-member committee constituted to identify a candidate for the upcoming presidential election

BJP’s senior leaders will meet with Congress President Sonia Gandhi and CPM General Secretary Sitaram Yechury to discuss about the upcoming presidential elections. The meeting is likely to be held on Friday.

Presidential Election Senior BJP leaders to meet Sonia Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury-News-Time-NowSources told ANI news agency that the two leaders of the BJP on Wednesday have informed Prime Minister Narendra Modi about the elections. The NDA candidate will likely submit nomination papers on June 23, sources said.

With the end of President Pranab Mukherjee’s term of office on July 24, the Election Commission announced that the vote will begin and end on July 17.

Presidential Election Senior BJP leaders to meet Sonia Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury-News Time Now
Pranab Mukherjee

Submission of nominations will end June 28, EC reported in a notification. The results will be announced on July 20.

Meanwhile, opposition leaders from 17 parties, including Congress, CPM, CPI, TMC, RJD, JDU and more, have gathered in the national capital today to select a common candidate for presidential elections.

Presidential Election Senior BJP leaders to meet Sonia Gandhi, Sitaram Yechury-News Time Now
Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and M Venkaiah Naidu are part of the three-member committee constituted to identify a candidate for the upcoming presidential election

The law states that only candidates with the support of 50 or more voters may submit a nomination. Members of the Lok Sabha, Rajya Sabha and state legislative assemblies qualify as voters.