New Delhi, June 12 (ANI): Samajwadi Party (SP) leader Shahid Siddiqui on Tuesday played down the meeting between his party chief Mulayam Singh Yadav and Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Jaswant Singh, saying it would be something personal.
I don't know why Jaswant Singhji came. He is a very respected leader and we do not see him, just as a BJP leader, he is a very senior leader. I consider him a secular leader and if he came to meet Mulayam Singh ji then may be it would be something personal. I don't see any politics behind it, said Siddiqui.
Leaders like Jaswant Singhji have become so big in stature that you cannot measure him from the party's point of view. He is above party now and has become a national leader. All parties should respect leaders like him. I also respect Jaswant Singhji, he added.
Jaswant Singh met Mulayam earlier in the day amid speculation that the BJP leader could be lobbying for himself as a candidate for the Vice President's post.
Jaswant Singh met Mulayam at his residence here during the latter's meeting with yoga guru Ramdev at his residence on the issue of black money.
Singh, who met Mulayam for around ten minutes, was later seen talking one-on-one for some time.
The ruling Congress Party and the opposition BJP have so far not disclosed the cards on their respective choices for presidential and vice presidential election candidates.
President Pratibha Devisingh Patil's term ends on July 25 this year, while Vice President Mohammad Hamid Ansari's term is going to end in August this year. (ANI)