Congress Led Opposition Names Meira Kumar As Their Presidential Nominee

The Opposition – Congress and the Communist Party of India (CPI), and other parties – decided to meet on Thursday to discuss the National Democratic Alliance’s (NDA) decision on Presidential nominee Ramnath Kovind. The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) that the Opposition was a divided house over the Presidential elections as many of its partners have extended support to ruling NDA candidate.

BJP president Amit Shah had announced the name of Kovind as NDA’s consensus candidate for the post of Indian President.Kovind before leaving for New Delhi yesterday met with Prime Minister Narendra Modi and thanked the people of Bihar for their support.

Prime Minister Modi reached out to Congress president Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Dr Manmohan Singh to seek the grand old party’s support for Kovind.Prime Minister Modi also spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E. Palanisamy over NDA’s presidential candidate pick.

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