Motihari, Bihar, June 14: Congress president Sonia Gandhi will have the final say on selection of the the next President of the country and RJD will go along with her choice for the top post, its chief Lalu Prasad said today.
“Soniaji will have a final say over selection of the Presidential candidate irrespective of the names being floated by various quarters, including Samajwadi Party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Trinamool Congress head Mamata Banerjee”, he told reporters here.
“RJD and other UPA partners will support whosoever the Congress president decides to name as its candidate for the President's post”, he said and advised Gandhi to finalise the nominee and consult with the alliance partners and opposition parties to evolve a consensus.
Prasad asked the Opposition to not seek political advantage from the prevailing confusion over choice of Presidential candidate.
“The choice of BJP or NDA will never become the next President”, he said referring to the lack of numbers of the opposition alliance at the Centre.
“Mulayam and Mamata have given the names of their candidates for the Presidential polls, but they will never vote for the NDA candidate”, the RJD leader claimed.