TMC to announce its decision on President candidate only after Opposition meet on June 22: Mamata Banerjee

TMC to announce its decision on President candidate only after Opposition meet on June 22: Mamata Banerjee

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Kolkata, June 19 (IBNS):West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday said their decision on Presidential Polls candidate will only be announced after the meeting of the opposition parties on June 22.

Speaking on NDA naming Ram Nath Kovind as its candidate for the Presidential polls, Banerjee said: "In order to support someone, we must know the person. Candidate should be someone who will be beneficial for the country. Opposition will meet on 22nd June, then only we can announce our decision."

"I am not for a moment saying that the Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is unfit to be the President. I have spoken to 2 or 3 other Opposition leaders, they are also surprised. There are other big Dalit leaders in the country. Just because he was the leader of Dalit Morcha of BJP they have made him the candidate," she said.

Banerjee said someone of the stature of current President Pranab Mukherjee, ,Union Minister Sushma Swaraj or BJP patriarch LK Advani may have been made the candidate.

Reacting to the selection of Kovind as NDA candidate, TMC's  Chief National Spokesperson of the party, Derek O’Brien tweeted: "How many of you logged onto Wikipedia today ? I did. #RamNathKovind."

 

TMC to announce its decision on President candidate only after Opposition meet on June 22: Mamata Banerjee

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