Pawar not in Presidential race

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 19 Apr 2017 09:16:20


NEW DELHI,

THE Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday virtually ruled out possibility of its chief Sharad Pawar contesting presidential elections, scheduled to be held before July 24.
Speaking to reporters here, NCP General Secretary D P Tripathi said, “Pawar is our party president, head of our Parliament party. Now, there is no question (of Pawar being in the race to be the next President).
Tripathi noted the ruling parties are falling short by 15,000 votes for the presidential polls and sought to wait to see if they want to field a consensus candidate (along with Opposition).
“If they decide to field a consensus candidate, all parties (including Opposition) will think over it.”