Won't support BJP's Presidential candidate if it is for votebank: Uddhav Thackeray

Maharashtra CM Devendra Fadnavis, state BJP chief Raosaheb Danve and Yuva Sena chief Aaditya Thackeray were also present at the meeting.

Lasting over an hour at the Thackeray household "Matoshree", the meeting came on the final day of Shah's three-day visit to Maharashtra to mark the third anniversary celebrations of the Modi government completing three years in power.

"We had suggested two names for the post".

The BJP on Monday named Dalit leader and Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA's presidential candidate.

Bharatiya Janta Party President Amit Shah on Saturday said India can not stop playing Pakistan at global cricket tournaments, but made it clear that the two countries will not play each other in either India or Pakistan, reported Financial Express.

The BJP chief, however, reportedly enjoys cordial relations with Thackeray.

BJP President said Jana Sangh, on the other hand, always believed in nation first, party second and the person last.

"The decision will be taken soon and the name of the Presidential candidate will be announced before June 23", Naidu told media here. Sena had supported the recent farmers' agitation in Maharashtra, despite being a part of the government.

Shah said the Modi government brought an end to politics of appeasement and dynastic rule.

The Shiv Sena had earlier said it may choose an "independent" path in the election to the highest constitutional office.

On two previous occasions, the Shiv Sena has parted the with National Democratic Alliance and supported United Progressive Alliance candidates: in 2007 when Pratibha Patil won the election and in 2012 when incumbent Pranab Mukherjee was elected.

The latest flashpoint has been the issue of loan waiver for farmers. "Unless peace is restored and Pakistan stop middling in the internal affairs of India and playing with the internal security by instigating the terrorist and allowing cross border terrorism India should refrain from playing with Pakistan any game", BJP leader S. Prakash told ANI. The BJP has remained non-committal to the names though it has said it is open to discussions.

The Congress said that the ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) took the decision without taking the grand old party into confidence.

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