Shiv Sena keeps BJP guessing, to inform in couple of days


"But we we will never support vote bank politics as it may help the party but hurts the country", said Sena president Uddhav Thackeray, speaking at the party's foundation day convention here on Monday.

The Shiv Sena on Monday remained non-committal on whether or not it will support the BJPs nominee for the Presidential election, Ram Nath Kovind.

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Besides Modi and Shah, Union Ministers Sushma Swaraj, Rajnath Singh, Ananth Kumar, M. Venkaiah Naidu and several top leaders are present at the party office for the meeting of the party's highest decision-making body.

"What I can say that the BJP president Amit Shah Ji spoke to Uddhav ji.he had conveyed that he would call a meeting of party leaders in a couple of days and take a decision and inform accordingly", Shiv Sena spokesperson Sanjay Raut told reporters. Kovind is likely to file his papers on June 23, Shah said in Delhi after a almost two-hour meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board. Paying his gratitude to Kovind for serving Bihar, Nitish said the former has served with distinction during his tenure as the state's Governor. "I am bound to pay my respect to him (Kovind) after declaration of his candidature for the post of the President India", the chief minister said. "In order to support someone, we must know the person".

"The choice of the presidential nominee should be in the larger interest of the entire country". BJP chief Amit Shah hurled some harsh truths at Uddhav when the two met at Matoshree on Sunday. He had served between 1977 and 1982.