Amit Shah Forms Committee to Select Consensus Presidential Candidate

The three-member committee will consult with allies and the opposition to pick Pranab Mukherjee's successor.

New Delhi: BJP president Amit Shah today constituted a three-member committee which will consult political parties – including the opposition – to select a consensus candidate for the presidential poll.

The committee, comprising senior union ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and M. Venkaiah Naidu, will hold deliberations with BJP allies and opposition parties for the July 17 presidential election.

“The committee’s mandate is to consult leaders of all political parties for the presidential poll and try to evolve a consensus,” a BJP statement said.

The last date for filing nominations for the poll is June 28.

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