A senior leader, who flew down to Delhi on Thursday night, told this daily he is holding meetings with several others and weighing his options.
Early this week Hooda along with Chavan and Anand Sharma, all three members of the G23 faction, met Azad at the latter’s residence.
They demanded names of 9,000 AICC delegates eligible for voting be published on AICC website, countering Congress Central Election Authority chairman’s plan to send poll rolls to respective PCC office
About 9,000 All India Congress Committee (AICC) delegates make up the electoral college for the party’s presidential polls. Filing of nomination papers will begin on September 24.
Margaret Alva vs Jagdeep Dhankhar: Around 93 per cent of MPs vote in vice presidential poll; over 50 MPs skip
Former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh arrived in a wheelchair and needed support to stand up and cast his vote. CPM MP John Brittas was among those who helped the veteran leader.
Veteran Congress leader and Opposition vice-presidential candidate Margaret Alva in conversation.
The ceremony will be held at the central hall of Parliament at 10.15 AM on Monday where Chief Justice of India N V Ramana will administer the oath of the office of the President to her.
The veteran Congress leader, who has spent nearly 50 years in politics, said the differences in the Opposition bloc were "like a family quarrel" which would be resolved.
MLAs in significant numbers from Assam, Madhya Pradesh and Maharashtra, among others, cast their ballots for Murmu.
Of the 53 invalid votes, 15 came from Parliament followed by five each from Punjab and Madhya Pradesh, and four each in Delhi, West Bengal, Karnataka and Maharashtra.
The tribal lands of Odisha, which had been waiting with bated breath for the declaration of her elevation to the topmost post of the country, dived headlong into celebrations.
Celebrations broke out outside the Rajasthan BJP headquarters in Jaipur and the party workers burst firecrackers and distributed sweets as Murmu emerged victorious in the presidential poll.
Murmu won by an overwhelming margin against Sinha, receiving over 64 per cent valid votes cast by MPs and MLAs, comprising the electoral college, to become the country's 15th president.
Murmu was elected as BJP councillor in the Rairangpur Notified Area Council in 1997 and rose to being a minister in Odisha's BJD-BJP coalition government from 2000 to 2004.
Poll officials are ready for the counting in room number 63, the strongroom of Parliament where the boxes are guarded behind round-the-clock security.
There is enthusiasm among the people as for the first time, someone from the state is tipped to occupy the country's topmost constitutional post.
Her victory symbolises a tribute to all leaders of tribal communities who have always worked hard to uphold the traditions, heritage and identity of the Scheduled Tribes.
The vice presidential poll will be held on August 6 to elect the successor to M Venkaiah Naidu, whose term ends on August 10.
He said Congress leaders, with whom he has personal relations, keep telling him that he should not leave the party.
'Listened to conscience': NCP MLAs in Jharkhand, Gujarat indulge in cross-voting in Presidential elections
Speculation was rife that several Congress MLAs have also cross-voted, but the party's Jharkhand unit resident Rajesh Thakur rubbished the conjectures.