AAP, however, has not been invited to the meet.
With a total of 85 MLAs in Delhi and Punjab and four MPs, the party has nearly 9,000 votes in the electoral college that will elect the president, but has largely been left out of the opposition parleys on the issue.
“We will take a call after the meeting of opposition parties,” senior party leader Ashutosh said. It would take a stand after taking into account the opposition’s position on the issue.
He parried a question on whether the party would support NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind, saying that ever since the BJP came to power in May 2014, atrocities against Dalits in the country had increased.
The party was not consulted by a three-member BJP panel which had talks with opposition parties on a consensus candidate for the presidential poll, to be held on July 17, or invited to a Congress-led meeting of opposition parties on the issue last month.
The Nationalist Congress Party is also seen to be sidelining AAP because of Kejriwal’s personal attacks on NCP leader Sharad Pawar.
With Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) president Nitish Kumar “welcoming” the NDA’s move nominating Dalit activist Kovind, the opposition seems to be divided on the issue.
But Ashutosh said the JD(U) decision would not influence AAP.