Union ministers Amit Shah and Rajnath Singh and BJP president J P Nadda on Tuesday met M Venkaiah Naidu ahead of a crucial party meeting on presidential elections, sparking buzz about the ruling combine considering the Vice-President for the top constitutional post.
Singh and Nadda have been authorised by the BJP to speak to various parties, including those from the opposition, on the presidential poll.
The meeting with Naidu is significant as the BJP parliamentary board is meeting later in the day to discuss the BJP-led NDA’s choices for the new President.
The ruling combine has over 48 per cent vote share in the electoral college to pick the new President, and its candidate has a clear advantage over the opposition.
Vice-President Venkaiah Naidu had left for Hyderabad on Monday on a three-day visit but he cut it short and returned to Delhi on Tuesday.
With agency inputs