After the meeting Lalu Prasad of the RJD said he would meet Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and appeal to him again to rethink his partys decision to support the NDA nominee, which he called a historic blunder.
Congress spokesperson R.P.N Singh, however, refused to comment on Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar's decision to support Kovind.
A group of opposition parties on Thursday had announced that former Speaker Meira Kumar, also a Dalit leader, would be their joint candidate against Kovind.
Daughter of former Deputy Prime Minister and Dalit leader Babu Jagjivan Ram, 72-year-old Kumar, MP for five terms, is also from Bihar which Opposition parties think will have Nitish Kumar in a spot.
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said: "There could not have been a better candidate than Meira Kumar for the post of President".
"We do not know the reasons behind both Patnaik and Kumar supporting the NDA candidate", Reddy said adding, the CPI will contact the BJD and JD (U) before the presidential polls.More news: Floyd Mayweather trash talks Conor McGregor during workout
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Though the Opposition parties are well aware that the numbers in the Presidential race do not favour them, they nevertheless made a decision to field a common candidate to make a political statement. Nitish Kumar who had virtually left the Opposition in the lurch, had justified his support for Kovind by saying that he had to support the Bihar Governor who had been supportive of his government through out his tenure.
Pawar was keen on Shinde but the "sense of the gathering" ultimately went with Meira Kumar.
An indication that JD (U) is under pressure was evident when no representative of the party was present for the filing of nominations by the NDA's Presidential candidate Kovind. All major political parties are supporting Kovind.
All 17 political parties unanimously proposed name of Meira for forthcoming Presidential elections. "We are confident that such a person would be elected", he said.
Ram Vilas Paswan said the Bihar CM seems uncomfortable sharing power with Lalu Prasad's RJDl and invited him to join the BJP-led coalition. The decision was made to woo back the JD (U) and also ensure that the BSP did not break away from the opposition.