If that is so, we are not interested in backing him.
SP - The Samajwadi Party has not indicated its support or displeasure to the NDA camp's choice.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted that Kovind would "make an exceptional president" and "continue to be a strong voice for the poor, downtrodden and marginalised".
They should be able to count on enough support from other parties to secure a majority, say BJP officials.
Emphasising that ordinary citizens must have the right to react, he said the person's response "could be for wrong- doing or his reaction could be for rectifying them, whatsoever it may be". "We are always standing solidly behind the farming community", said Thackeray. The Mayawati-led Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) is on a decline and the BJP not only wants to capitalise on it but also wants to capture her vote bank from the BSP chief.
Patil defeated NDA candidate and Vice President B.S. Shekhawat. "I hope all will agree to the name", he said at a press conference.
"Candidate should be someone who will be beneficial for the country".
On Thursday, the 17-party Opposition combine will meet to pick its candidate, and the names being mentioned are that of former home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar.
Sena has been at loggerheads with BJP over various issues like farm loan waiver and demonetisation.
While the move of nominating a Kovind has been termed by the political observers as a surprise and it has certainly put the opposition in a fix over extending their support with JD (U) and BSP indicated that they were not opposed to Kovind's candidature.
Similarly, CPI (M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury said: "Only once in the history of independent India has the president of India been elected uncontested. Our stand will be positive provided the Opposition does not field any Dalit for the top post", she said. But instead of coming to us with the proposal they announced the candidate. "A meeting will be held soon to discuss the same", he said.
Kovind also did not agree that convert Dalit Christians and Muslims were educationally backward and said it was a "very well known" fact that they get better education in convent schools.
"The President's is a key post".
That automatically ruled out stalwarts like LK Advani, MM Joshi, Venkaiah Naidu and Sushma Swaraj.
Hours after being announced as NDA's presidential nominee, Kovind yesterday met Prime Minister Modi in Delhi.
President Pranab Mukherjee has appointed West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi to also discharge the function of Governor of Bihar until further notice. He has worked as per the Constitution and upheld the dignity of the Governor's post. Especially in Bihar, where Mr Kovind has served as Governor since August 2015 and where the two main partners in government, Chief Minister Nitish Kumar and Lalu Yadav, have a propensity for disagreement.
To do that, Castro would need to do several things, including hold "free and fair" elections and release political prisoners. For example, if someone in the US has a family member die in Cuba, they can travel to the island nation.
With Twitter , "the president has an ability to communicate with a broad sloth of people of 107 million", said Sekulow . You have to wonder just what "anonymous sources" the Washington Post relied on to publish this bit of fake news.
Comey described the memos in a public testimony on 8 June 2017, his first public appearance since Trump fired him on 9 May 2017. After the report was published, the President subsequently acknowledged in a tweet , "I am being investigated".
In the second round Kovalev used an effective jab. [Kovalev] got hit with three low blows, four actually, in the last round. When I saw him put his arms on the ropes in between the rounds - I watch all that stuff - that's trouble for him.
To make sure the message got out, he hit as numerous Sunday shows as he could. "I don't care who Trump hires". The legal team, like the president, has come out ready to hit hard, even if not always quite accurately.
The Indian innings was off to a disastrous start with Pakistan fast bowler Mohammad Amir producing a fiery opening spell. The decline cost Azhar Ali the captaincy and Sarfraz Ahmed , the Twenty20 skipper, was elevated to the role in February.
Tapwrit had finished strongly in wet conditions at the Derby and proved well suited for the longer distance at the Belmont. Tapwrit Trainer Todd Fletcher got his third career win at the Belmont after he trained Derby victor Always Dreaming .
Trump and his administration are right in the middle of trial by public. "The legal team has not been notified ", he said on CNN. Trump is making a mistake if he hopes he can simply pretend Comey's testimony has put him in the clear.
Police say the harrowing search for remains had paused Friday because of safety concerns at the blackened tower but has resumed. The officer also confirmed that the actual total lives lost in the incident must be greater than what they have right now.
But, yeah, a little bit gained some confidence during second and third. "He's a great player, a very smart tennis player". Wawrinka, who won at Roland Garros in 2015, will face either top-ranked Andy Murray or No. 8 Kei Nishikori .
Chelsea have also been linked with the Ballon d'Or victor , although Madrid remain determined to persuade Ronaldo to stay put. The team said that he couldn't go because he was receiving post-game treatment, although it said it wasn't anything serious.
Super save (for bogey) keeps Fleetwood smiling at US Open
He also said he might have been rattled by starting out Thursday afternoon knowing that Rickie Fowler had already posted a 65. The 28-year-old, who is still in search of his first major title, was able to correct himself and par the rest of the course.
Trump announces $200M apprenticeship initiative
Lake, of Harper College , says she has confidence in the Labor Department to draft rules that will maintain quality standards. Trump said he will remove federal restrictions that have prevented industries from creating apprenticeship programmes.
US Supreme Court Will Hear Wisconsin Redistricting Appeal
Wisconsin Attorney General Brad Schimel countered, "Our redistricting process was entirely lawful and constitutional". Those who sued say the Assembly maps are unconstitutional, because they deny Democratic voters' say in elections.
Collins: Trump Should Give 'Yes or No' Answer on Tapes
The request is a sign of escalating fallout from riveting testimony from Mr Comey last week of undue pressure from Mr Trump. The closest that the Republicans came to a counteroffensive was when they wondered why Comey hadn't got Trump some help.
Perez to remain as Real Madrid president until 2021
Real Madrid drops to No. 15 on the list, sitting among the likes of the New York Giants, Coca-Cola and the Los Angeles Dodgers. I've heard everything through the newspapers. "I am leaving Real Madrid , I have made a decision".
Va. Shooter's Wife Expresses Horror, Asks Media To Go Away
She said she didn't necessarily consider his departure odd. "People say weird things all the time". "But you just never know". In March, Sheriff's deputies came out to Hodgkinson's house in IL after a neighbor reported hearing 50 gunshots.
Qatar slams Saudi, allies terrorism list as 'baseless'
Its flag carrier Qatar Airways now flies increasingly over Iran and Turkey after being blocked elsewhere over the Middle East. The Trump administration has given mixed signals on whether to isolate Qatar or bring it into talks with other Gulf nations.
Pérez: Ronaldo will stay at Real Madrid
Former Real Madrid president, Florentino Perez , has warned that Cristiano Ronaldo's quit threat should not be taken lightly. Indeed, if Ronaldo does want to move on this summer, there may be little Real can do to stop him.