With different stands among its associates on the presidential selection, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) appears to be in a fix. BJP leadership is considering to support P A Sangma in the presidential race. Shiv Sena has previously openly said it would support Pranab Mukherjee. After the BJP’s core group gathering Monday resolute that contesting the poll was essential, the party was put in a tight spot by the Shiv Sena, which not only preferential Mukherjee but urged additional political aprties also to back the finance minister.
One more major ally, Janata Dal-United is too allegedly not in favour of putting up a applicant against Mukherjee.
A BJP leader said “ The party management feels that entering a applicant is necessary to sign its uniqueness from and opposition to Congress at a time when the last appears to be progressively losing ground because of dishonesty scandals, and a slipping financial system symbolized by increasing prices and the lessening rupee. “It is not concerning winning. Opposition parties contested every one presidential polls when they stand no possibility of achievement. Even by the yardstick of votes polled, an opposition candidate enjoys a genuine possibility of polling close to 3,73,000 votes the tally that former CJI K Subba Rao posted in 1973, the finest ever presentation by an opposition applicant.
The leader, though, refused to remark on the option of the BJP going alone next to its associates.
The party had Monday night refused to chat to the press following the core committee meeting. It only said that a final conclusion would be in use after a gathering of the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) leaders.