JD(U) favours consensus on Mukherjee
Sources in JD-U, a key ally of the BJP-led coalition, said the party would favour a consensus around Mukherjee and feels a contest should be avoided as it could be embarrassing as neither APJ Abdul Kalam has so far agreed to contest nor the NDA has the numbers.
JD-U chief Sharad Yadav, who today met Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) leaders including Naresh Gujral, said after the meeting that NDA will take a collective decision on the matter after its meeting tomorrow.
Slamming attempts to drag Kalam's name in the Presidential race, Gujral said it amounted to "demeaning and trivialising" Kalam as he has not given his consent for the same.
Bangladeshi academician Mohammed Abdul Mannan has said that the war crime trials are a blow to the ideology of the country's biggest Islamist party, the Jamaat-e-Islami.
Date 24-05-13, Duration 2:04, Views 60