Prez Poll: Kovnid named NDA candidate

NEW DELHI, Jun 19: Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovnid named NDA candidate for President’s post says BJP chief Amit Shah.
Ram Nath Kovind may file his nomination for president on June 23, says Amit Shah.
PM Modi speaks to Congress chief Sonia Gandhi and former
PM Manmohan Singh to seek their support for prez pick Ram Nath Kovind.
Ram Nath Kovind will make an exceptional president and continue to be a strong voice for the poor, downtrodden and marginalised, Prime Minister Narendra Modi said today.
His remarks came hours after the BJP Parliamentary Board declared Bihar Governor Kovind as the NDA’s choice for President.
“I am sure Ram Nath Kovind will make an exceptional President & continue to be a strong voice for the poor, downtrodden & marginalised,” the prime minister tweeted.
He said with an illustrious background in the legal arena, Kovind’s knowledge and understanding of the Constitution will benefit the nation.
Modi pointed out that Kovind, a farmer’s son, comes from a humble background. “He devoted his life to public service & worked for poor & marginalised,” he said in another tweet.
The 71-one-year-old Kovind is a Dalit leader from Kanpur. He was elected twice to the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh. Kovind has also practised as a Supreme Court lawyer. (Agencies)