The BJP on Sunday said it will wait for the Congress to decide on its choice of presidential candidate before taking a stand on the issue but said the party was ” open to everything”, reports PTI. BJP leader Sushil Kumar Modi said

the Congress should consult other political parties after deciding its presidential candidate.

” Let the Congress decides its stand first and consult other political parties. Let them decide first and then we will decide our strategy,” the Deputy Chief Minister of Bihar told a press conference here.

” It is too early to say anything on a future election.

We are open to everything.

When time comes, we will decide our strategy,” he said. Modi said that the BJP would consult NDA alliance partners before deciding its stand on the issue. He was asked whether the BJP would support Vice- President Hamid Ansari or Union Finance Minister Pranab Mukherjee in the event of either of the two contesting the presidential election and whether it would support NCP leader P A Sangma who is trying to woo various political parties in his presidential bid.

Modi, who is the also the finance minister of Bihar, demanded that the UPA government roll back the recent petrol price hike, arguing it would hit the common man most.

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