The net result of the seven-hour CWC meeting was that the Congress party remained where it was. There were no definite answers on when the full-time president will be elected – only a tentative time frame of ‘within six months’ is what party sources confirmed to Outlook.
'It is not true that the Congress will not claim the Prime Minister's post. Congress is the biggest and oldest party and it should be given a chance if a government has to run for five years,' Congress said on Friday.
It would be premature to read too much into his support for NDA Presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind but as the Lalu family is facing trouble from the law, he is doing the smart thing to keep all options open.