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JD-U not present at opposition meeting on presidential poll

Posted on: July 17, 2017

Congress President Sonia Gandhi, Congress leader Manmohan Singh and JD(S) chief H. D. Deve Gowda with UPA presidential candidate Meira Kumar and vice presidential candidate Gopalkrishna Gandhi during a meeting in New Delhi on July 16, 2017. (Photo: IANS)

New Delhi, July 16 (IANS) Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United on Sunday did not attend the meeting of opposition parties on the presidential and vice-presidential elections, which was addressed by Congress president Sonia Gandhi.

The meeting, attended by opposition candidates for presidential and vice-presidential elections - Meira Kumar and Gopalkrishna Gandhi, took place on the eve of presidential election.

JD-U is supporting the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance's candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the presidential elections. In vice-presidential polls, however, it is supporting Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

Asked about the party not being present at the meeting, JD-U leader K.C. Tyagi told IANS that it was not a boycott and party leader Sharad Yadav had earlier met Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

--- Indo-Asian News Service

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