Presidential Candidate for the People’s National Movement (PNM) and former Army Commander Maj. Gen. (Rtd.) Mahesh Senanayake yesterday rejected allegations levelled against him by activist Nagananda Kodituwakku and said that the was dedicated to creating an alternative political culture. Senanayaka told reporters that he had not influenced any one to nominate him and that it was a collective decision. However, he claimed that he was not fully aware of allegations made against him. Nevertheless, Senanayaka said he respected Nagananda’s policies.