New Delhi: A JD(U) MP on Tuesday expressed his desire to contest the Presidential election and slammed party chief Sharad Yadav for not proposing his name in the meeting of the BJP-led National Democratic Alliance.

Jai Narain Prasad Nishad, JD (U) Lok Sabha MP from Muzaffarpur, has written to Yadav lamenting that his name was not proposed as the NDA candidate in the coalition's meeting here on Sunday last.

"You are the NDA convenor. Not proposing my name in the (NDA) meeting only sends out the message that the Backward community consists only of Yadavs. Had there been a Yadav candidate, there was a distinct possibility that you would have supported his candidature," Nishad said.

He said besides Sharad Yadav, SP chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and RJD leader Lalu Prasad are considered staunch supporters of backwards and talk of their victory during elections.

Before the NDA meeting, Nishad had expressed his desire to Yadav to contest the Presidential poll. He has so far not filed his nominations for the election.

(Agencies)

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