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President Election 2022: NCP to hold Opposition meet today; Sharad Pawar invites Owaisi for discussions

Meanwhile, the BJP will hold its parliamentary board meeting on Tuesday where it is likely to finalise its pick for the election slated to be held on July 18, sources said.

Vani Mehrotra Edited by: Vani Mehrotra @vani_mehrotra New Delhi Published on: June 21, 2022 7:27 IST
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President Election 2022: Sharad Pawar invites Owaisi for discussions

Highlights

  • Owaisi thanked Pawar for the kind invitation and has deputed Aurangabad MP Mr Imtiaz Jaleel
  • The NCP's Opposition meeting today will be followed by a press conference
  • Sharad Pawar had declined the offer to be the joint candidate for upcoming presidential elections

President Election 2022: Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) chief Sharad Pawar has invited All India Majlis-e-Ittehadul Muslimeen (AIMIM) leader Asaduddin Owaisi for a meeting to discuss the presidential elections on Tuesday. According to the details, Owaisi has deputed AIMIM's leader Imtiaz Jaleel for the meeting. 

Confirming the invite, the AIMIM in a statement said, "NCP chief Sharad Pawar invited Barrister Asaduddin Owaisi for a meeting to discuss the upcoming presidential elections. Owaisi thanked Pawar for the kind invitation and has deputed Aurangabad MP Mr Imtiaz Jaleel to represent AIMIM in the meeting."

The NCP said, "In connection with the forthcoming Presidential election, a meeting of Opposition parties has been arranged at 1430 hrs. on June 21, 2022, committee Room-1, Parliament House Annexe Extension, New Delhi. The meeting will be followed by a press conference."

Meanwhile, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) will hold its parliamentary board meeting on Tuesday where it is likely to finalise its pick for the election slated to be held on July 18, sources said.

The BJP has already formed a 14-member management team to oversee the election. Union Minister Gajendra Singh Shekhawat is the convenor of this team.

President Election 2022: Pawar turned down offer to be joint candidate

Earlier, leaders of several opposition parties had urged Sharad Pawar to be the joint candidate but the senior NCP leader declined the offer.

The Opposition meeting was called by Trinamool Congress leader and West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee and was attended by leaders from 17 opposition parties.

Later, Banerjee mentioned two more names -- Farooq Abdullah and Gopalkrishna Gandhi, besides Sharad Pawar. 

Arvind Kejriwal-led Aam Aadmi Party did not participate in the meeting which was held at the Constitution Club. 

Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) led by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao did not send a representative to the meeting.

Congress participated in the meeting along with 16 other political parties. 

Apart from TMC, Congress and NCP, the parties which attended the meeting included CPI, CPI(M), CPIML, RSP, Shiv Sena, RJD, SP, National Conference, PDP, JD(S), DMK, RLD, IUML and JMM participated in the meeting held at the Constitution Club of India.

The polling for the presidential election is slated for July 18 and votes will be counted on July 21.

(With inputs from ANI)

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