Prez Polls: Ram Nath Kovind vows to uphold Constitution; Meira Kumar visits Meghalaya

New Delhi, Jul 4: NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind today said that the office of the president was above party politics and he would strive to uphold the Constitution. Kovind was speaking at a meeting organised by Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrasekhar Rao with the legislators of his party, the TRS, which was also attended by a few key leaders of the BJP.
The TRS, though not part of the NDA, has declared support to Kovind’s candidature.
“It is very important for all of us, particularly the office of presidency and voters like you. We have to maintain and upkeep the supremacy of our Constitution,” he said here.
“The country and the entire world is well aware of the supremacy of the Indian Constitution and Indian democracy. As we know, the Constitution…our country is supreme,” he said.
Observing that he has not been associated with any party ever since he became the governor of Bihar, Kovind said he has been functioning in a non-partisan manner. “Ever since I became the governor of Bihar, I have been working throughout in a non-partisan manner, treating every citizen of Bihar with equal status, without any discrimination. I can assure you that I will continue to keep the position of president above party also,” he said. (Agencies)