BJP, NDA to field Bihar Guv Ram Nath Kovind as presidential candidate: Amit Shah

BJP, NDA to field Bihar Guv Ram Nath Kovind as presidential candidate: Amit Shah

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New Delhi: Ending all speculation, BJP Parliamentary board decided to field Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as presidential candidate for the ensuing Presidential elections, BJP chief Amit Shah announced here today. Briefing reporters, Mr Shah said Prime Minister Narendra Modi has already spoken to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh on the same and enlisted their support for election of the "Dalit leader" from Uttar Pradesh for the top post. The nomination is likely to be filed on June 23, Mr Shah said and declined to reveal how many other names were considered in the meeting of the BJP's highest policy making body.

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