NDA yet to decide strategy on Prez election: Nitish

Patna: NDA would decide its strategy on the election of the new president when the presidential election draws nearer, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has said.

"We have not yet mulled over candidates for the election," Kumar said on his return from New Delhi late Sunday evening. "NDA leaders will meet when the Presidential election draws closer," he said. Presidential polls will be held in July.

Referring to his meeting with Union HRD Minister Kapil Sibal in New Delhi after a prolonged spell of uncertainty over the location of the proposed Central University of Bihar (CUB), he said the talks were `fruitful`. "There has been some agreement and we will talk further over the issue."

The location of the proposed university had triggered a war of words between Kumar and Sibal with the latter suggesting that it be located in Gaya, while the former stuck to his stand on setting it up at Motihari in East Champaran district, the workplace of Mahatma Gandhi.