Presidential polls: BJP backs P A Sangma
NEW DELHI: The Bharatiya Janata Party on Thursday announced its support to former Lok Sabha speaker PA Sangma for the presidential polls.
BJP leader Sushma Swaraj said that the Shiv Sena and JD(U) were not in favour of the NDA nominee for the presidential poll.
Leaders of Opposition in the Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha Sushma Swaraj and Arun Jaitley announced Sangma's name at a press conference.
Tamil Nadu chief minister Jayalalithaa, along with her Odisha counterpart Naveen Patnaik were the first to back Sangma for the top job, saying no tribal candidate had so far been nominated for the post.