Presidential polls: Jaya, BJP to put heads together

Published: 15th June 2012 08:11 AM  |   Last Updated: 15th June 2012 08:11 AM   |  A+A-

Even as New Delhi continues to be abuzz with developments in the run up to the Presidential polls, the action shifted to Chennai for a while on Thursday, with senior BJP leader L K Advani holding detailed discussions on the issue with AIADMK supremo and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa.

The BJP veteran said his party would coordinate with Jayalalithaa and chalk out an approach to the elections.

Advani’s remarks assume significance as Jayalalith­aa had already sought the support of the BJP and Left parties to back former Lok Sabha Speaker P A Sangma as the Presidential candidate.

Emerging out of the 45-minute meeting held at the Secretariat between the two leaders, Advani told mediapersons, “We discussed the Presidential elections at length...what are the prospects and what are the possibilities.” He, however, declined to elaborate, simply stating that all names proposed for the post, including that of forme­r President APJ Abdul Kalam, figured during the deliberations. 

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