Mercoledì, 12 Dicembre, 2018

Kovind quits as Bihar Governor

Messalina Adamo | 20 Giugno, 2017, 17:38

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.

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