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SAD to go by NDA's decision on Prez poll

Source : IBNS
Last Updated: Mon, Jun 18, 2012 15:34 hrs

Punjab Chief Minister Prakash Singh Badal on Monday said his Shiromani Akali Dal (SAD) will follow the decision that will be taken by the National Democratic Alliance (NDA) in connection to the upcoming Presidential poll.

"We are a part of the NDA. Whatever decision they take we are committed to follow them," the senior SAD leader told reporters on Monday.

Bihar Chief Minister and Janta Dal (United) leader Nitish Kumar on Monday said the NDA will decide on Presidential candidate after discussing more on the matter in the upcoming days.



"NDA leaders have decided that we will discuss more on the matter," Kumar said while addressing a press conference on Monday.

Pertinently, the JD(U) is a key ally of the NDA.

He said the NDA will arrive at a ´consensus´ after further discussions on the matter.

Speaking on his party´s stand, Kumar said: "The JD(U) is a part of the NDA. The discussion is going on in the forum of NDA so more discussions will take place in that forum. We do not have any separate stand on the matter."

"It is not necessary to speak on the matter as NDA is still discussing on it," Kumar said.

Speaking on the NDA meet, he said: "Free and frank discussions took place in the meeting. Decision will be taken after watching the entire situation."

Speaking on the NDA meet, he said: "Free and frank discussions took place in the meeting. Decision will be taken after watching the entire situation."

A divided NDA on Sunday failed to arrive at a decision on their presidential election candidate or supporting UPA candidate Pranab Mukherjee.

The meeting at Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader LK Advani´s house was attended by leaders like Sushma Swaraj and Jaswant Singh besides JD(U) leader Sharad Yadav.

Congress-led United Progressive Alliance (UPA) last week announced Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee as its candidate for the Presidential poll.

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