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BJP says no second term for President Pranab Mukherjee: Reports


New Delhi: Amid speculations over the Presidential candidate, Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Wednesday hinted that there might not be a second term for Pranab Mukherjee.

Top BJP sources told a section of media that the party does not want to nominate President Pranab Mukherjee for a second term.

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On Tuesday, West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee, after a meeting with the Congress national president Sonia Gandhi, said that her Trinamool Congress are in favour of a consensus candidate for the presidential election.

“We will decide a consensus candidate from the opposition who will be better for the country, because the country is important,” Banerjee had said.

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While interacting with the media after the meet, Banerjee had said that she might again meet Sonia next week to discuss on presidential election.

The term of Pranab Mukherjee as a president will expire in the month of July and to decide on the possible face to be projected by the opposition for the presidential election, WB CM flew to the national capital to meet Gandhi, a day back.

Though Banerjee did not reveal the details of the meeting with the Congress national president, she said that there were no names for the post discussed in the course of the discussion.

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