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Ram Nath Kovind is BJP’s Presidential Candidate

BJP President Amit Shah on 19th June announced that Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind is the NDA’s choice for the next President. PM Narendra Modi, Amit Shah, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, Venkaiah Naidu, Thawar Chand Gehlot and other senior BJP leaders were present at the meeting of the party’s top decision-making body where the party approved the candidature of Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind for the next President, who hails from a marginalised community. After the official announcement, PM tweeted, ‘Shri Ram Nath Kovind, a farmer’s son, comes from a humble background. He devoted his life to public service & worked for poor & marginalised.
Besides NDA allies, the ruling alliance has the backing of TRS and YSR Congress on its Presidential candidate. While Shiv Sena is keeping its cards close to its chest, Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar from the UPA camp personally met Governor Kovind after the announcement by BJP President. Nitish’s tone and tenor after the meeting indicated that he may not be averse to Kovind’s candidature. The Congress response was guarded while BSP extended conditional support to Kovind’s candidature. Kovind is expected to file his nomination before 24 June when PM leaves on a 3-nation tour.