Consensus can be worked out if Pawar opts to be NDA's Prez candiate: Athawale
Union minister Ramdas Athawale on Saturday said consensus can be worked out within NDA constituents if NCP leader Sharad Pawar opts to be their Presidential candidate. Pawar is an intelligent politician and he will not contest to lose. If he wants to get elected he should come with NDA, said Union Social Justice Minister Ramdas Athawale here.
Athawale's comment comes against the backdrop of Pawar's name being earlier discussed by the opposition camp for Presidential post.
The astute Maharashtra politician had then said that he would not be contesting the Presidential polls. Athawale was speaking to reporters at Ravi Bhavan in Nagpur where he came to attend the birthday celebrations of Union minister Nitin Gadkari.
"Only NDA candidate will win the election. Pawar shares a good relation with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and he should discuss with PM Modi and BJP president Amit Shah about his candidature," said Athawale reacting to a question on the nominees for Presidential elections.