Amit Shah declines to comment on Presidential candidates

Amit Shah declines to comment on Presidential candidates

Amit Shah declines to comment on Presidential candidates

President Amit Shah on Saturday declined to comment on who is likely to be nominated as the next candidate for the Presidential election.

"We will also raise the issue in the cabinet meeting next week".

"We are trying to work out a consensus, but we can't do it alone", Shah added later. "We shall consider that too", he said jocularly, addressing a press conference here.

He, however, ducked questions over Kashmir chief minister Mehbooba Mufti Sayeed's call for talks with separatists to resolve the ongoing problem in the state. It may be recalled that he had issued strong statements following the Mandsaur incident in which he had said that if agriculture goes wrong, nothing will go right.

As the war between Shiv Sena and BJP has intensified after the Brihanmumbai Municipal Corporation (BMC) elections this February, the opposition is leaving no stone unturned to make the most of the situation.

Speaking on the increased militant activity and ceasefire violations, Shah said, "Kashmir issue can not be analysed from prism of last five to seven months".

Shah arrived here on Friday, a much-anticipated three-day visit to Mumbai, the highlight of which will be a meeting with ally Shiv Sena President Uddhav Thackeray on Sunday morning.

"Some people said (when the agitation was on) that they will bring the government down".

Later today, Shah is scheduled to meet party MPs, MLAs, state unit office-bearers, morcha presidents, presidents of districts and mandals and other elected representatives in south Mumbai.

"Of the 32 district central cooperative banks across the state about 14 have nearly become bankrupt and others may also face difficulties in future", Raote said.

He, however, made light of West Bengal chief minister Mamata Banerjee's allegation of political conspiracy in fanning the Gorkhaland issue.

Asked by mediapersons about cricket matches between India and Pakistan in the Champions Trophy, Shah said neither the Indian team was visiting Pakistan nor was the Pakistani team coming to India. Should India withdraw from the event? But, at worldwide events and in such contests, matches will be played.

"These are rumours. I am the External Affairs Minister and you are asking me something which is an internal matter", she said.

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