However, the CWC did not discuss any names during the meeting, party spokesman S Jaipal Reddy said.
He said Gandhi would discuss the names of probable candidates with the National Democratic Alliance and other parties.
The Congress has already hailed K R Narayanan as "one of our exceptionally good Presidents". But the party has made it clear that it would come out with its candidate only after Gandhi discusses the issue with Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee.
The NDA had earlier authorised Vajpayee to take a decision on the issue in consultation with the Opposition.
Bharatiya Janata Party sources said that they had zeroed in on Maharashtra
Governor P C Alexander for the top post.
President Narayanan's term is ending on July 24.
Coverage of the election for the 11th President of India
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