Cong, Left parties moot Prakash Ambedkar's name for Prez poll

Last Modified Tuesday, 20 June 2017 (12:36 IST)
New Delhi: Hours after the BJP fielded party's face -- yet a low profile leader -- Ram Nath Kovind for the ensuing Presidential elections, the and other parties are mooting the idea of projecting Prakash Ambedkar as their nominee. "We will not give BJP a cakewalk. Prakash Ambedkar, grandson of Dalit icon and Bharat Ratna BR Ambedkar, is one of the candidates we are exploring," an informed source in the parties told UNI here.

Sources said, the move was mooted between CPI, CPI-M and Congress leaders late evening today, close on the heels BSP supremo Mayawati suggesting that her party can back the Opposition-sponsored candidate, if there was a "better Dalit candidate" than the BJP-led NDA's choice -- Mr Kovind. (UNI)