Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Thursday dismissed reviews of its chief Sharad Pawar being in competition for the following presidential polls to be held subsequent year. This got here a day after election strategist Prashant Kishor held hours-long talks with Congress leaders Sonia Gandhi and her kids Rahul and Priyanka.
Pawar, who too has held a number of conferences with Kishor up to now few weeks, stated he’s conscious of the numbers concerned within the election and he is not going to be a presidential candidate. “I know what will be the result, given one party (BJP) has more than 300 MPs. I will not be a candidate for the presidential election,” stated Pawar, a former chief minister of Maharashtra and Union minister.
He stated Kishor met him twice and there was no dialogue concerning management for the 2024 Lok Sabha election or the presidential election. “We only talked about a company of his. No discussion was held regarding the leadership for the 2024 elections or the presidential election. He told me that he has left the field of formulating poll strategies,” Pawar stated, including he is not going to assume any management within the subsequent Lok Sabha polls.
“Nothing has been decided so far, be it the 2024 general elections or state elections. The election is far away, the political situation keeps changing. I am not going to assume any leadership in the 2024 elections,” he stated.
NCP spokesperson and Maharashtra minister Nawab Malik stated the reviews are baseless and no such talks have been held both inside the celebration or with different events. “There are not any presidential polls quickly. This situation after polls in 5 states might be reviewed. There has been no such discuss within the celebration or with different events. The information is fabricated,” Malik was quoted as saying by information company ANI.
President Ram Nath Kovind’s tenure will come to an finish subsequent year.
(With company inputs)