Congress leader and former Union Railway Minister C. K. Jaffer Sharief has written to Prime Minister Narendra Modi supporting Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS) chief Mohan Bhagwat for the post of President of India.

"Yes, I have written a letter to Prime Minister Narendra Modi on March 29 extending my support to RSS chief Mohan Bhagwat to become President of India," Jaffer Sharief told IANS over the phone.

Veteran Congress leader Jaffer Sharief has opined there would be nothing wrong if Bhagwat becomes the President of India. 

"I want Muslims should be broad-minded on supporting Bhagwat for the post of President of India. He is a patriot and deserves to become the President of the country," Sharief said.

The Congress leader, who tried to join the Janata Dal (Secular) during the by-election in Hebbal, Bengaluru, when the Congress tried to select another candidate rather than his grandson as the Congress nominee for the 2016 by-election, declined to comment on rumours of him joining the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP).

"I do not want to comment on rumours on joining the BJP or any other political party," he said.