I am in Prez race till CMs are backing me: Sangma

NCP leader PA Sangma said till the time chief ministers are backing him, he is not going to opt out of the Presidential race.

Updated: Jun 16, 2012, 11:32 AM IST

Zeenews Bureau

New Delhi: NCP leader PA Sangma on Saturday said till the time chief ministers are backing him, he is not going to opt out of the Presidential race.

Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J Jayalalithaa and Odisha Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik had earlier proposed Sangma’s name as a candidate for the Presidential poll.
Sangma, a former Lok Sabha Speaker, yesterday, said, "I am in the fray as a tribal candidate, not as a NCP candidate".
NCP had asked Sangma to opt out of the race and he continues to ignore the advice from his party.