2017 Indian Presidential Elections - BJP forms three-member panel to consult parties
Ahead of the Presidential Elections, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Monday formed a three-member panel to hold consultations with political parties -- including the opposition -- over a possible consensus candidate.
BJP chief Amit Shah told a press conference that Home Minister Rajnath Singh, Finance Minister Arun Jaitley and Information and Broadcasting Minister M Venkaiah Naidu are tasked with the responsibility.
"The committee's mandate is to consult leaders of all political parties for the presidential poll and try to evolve a consensus," a BJP statement said.
The Presidential Election will be held on July 17,2017
President Pranab Mukherjee`s term ends on July 24,2017