New Delhi : Pratibha Patil, presidential candidate of the ruling United Progressive Alliance (UPA) and the Left parties, will file her nomination papers on June 23.
Patil, whose name was announced as the UPA-Left candidate Thursday, would file her nomination papers June 23, Congress sources said, adding that she will resign as Rajasthan governor before that.
After arriving in the capital Saturday to launch her campaign, she went to Udaipur Sunday to attend a function in honour of legendary Rajput king Maharana Pratap and retuned in the evening for another round of meetings.
Patil met senior leaders including former prime minister V.P. Singh and Human Resource Development Minister Arjun Singh. She, however, refused to speak to the media.
Parliamentary Affairs Minister Priya Ranjan Dasmunsi met Patil to discuss her poll strategy.
Patil's possible opponent, Vice President Bhairon Singh Shekhawat, met at his residence Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader Sushma Swaraj and Janata Dal (United) leader Digvijay Singh.
The last date for filing of nominations is June 30 with scrutiny on July 2 and the last date for withdrawal of candidature is July 4.
Polling will take place July 19 and counting of votes will be on July 21, three days before President A.P.J. Abdul Kalam demits office.
The new incumbent will be in Rashtrapati Bhavan July 25.