Amit Shah has done me a favour by including me in BJP panel on presidential poll: Venkaiah Naidu

Naidu was yesterday made a part of the three-member panel, which also included Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Home Minister Rajnath Singh

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:June 13, 2017 8:39 pm
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Union minister M Venkaiah Naidu, who was being seen as a contender for the presidentship, today said BJP chief Amit Shah had ended the speculation by nominating him to a committee he had constituted for talks with alliance partners and opposition on the issue.

“My president (Amit Shah) has done (me) a favour yesterday by including me in the committee, so that speculation (comes to an end),” Naidu said with his tongue firmly in cheek.

Naidu was yesterday made a part of the three-member panel, which also included Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Home Minister Rajnath Singh.

They have been tasked with holding talks to evolve a consensus with other political parties, which are likely to field their own presidential candidate.

The 67-year-old former BJP president was seen as a top contender for the president’s post.

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    rishi
    Jun 14, 2017 at 5:13 pm
    Unquestionably Mr. Lk Advani, irrespective of the old-age factor which gets easily overshadowed when compared to the much needed strongest perssonality at the top after decades of struggle and sacrifices that led to a 180degrees transformation of a billion-plus Nation that is finally able to pride in its "demographic righteousness" having ousted first the brits themselves and then 65yrs later the most destructive legacy of the brits that the traitorous colonial-congress proved to be at best.....we have just achieved the first step in the ouster of congress.......we now need to provide strong symbols at the top that inspire our future generations ......Mr. Advani is not only a person most admired, loved and respected by all Indians, but is also the toughest of commanders in political combat who gave the Nation two of the Strongest PrimeMinsters in Mr. Va yee and Mr. Modi who could restore the Self-Respect and National Pride of A Billion-Plus Indians everywhere on this planet.
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