Kovind is from RSS ranks, oppn must put up candidate, says CPI

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Earlier in the day, the BJP had held a Parliamentary Board meeting to decide its candidate for the 2017 Presidential elections. In an effort to build an unopposed consensus for the upcoming presidential polls, Shah paid a "courtesy" visit to Thackeray on Sunday. This three-member committee, which was constituted by Shah last week, comprises of senior BJP leaders and Union ministers Rajnath Singh, M Venkaiah Naidu and Arun Jaitley.

Since past week, the party's committee has been engaging in fierce negotiations over the name of the candidate which will most likely garner maximum support from across the board. They (BJP) have the complete freedom to choose the candidate, it is the biggest party, they lead the NDA, we have trust in the prime minister... In fact, Kumar was the first non-BJP leader to call on Kovind in Raj Bhavan on Monday soon after Shah announced his candidature. He was a Central Government Advocate in Delhi High Court from 1977 to 1979 and Central Government's Standing Counsel in the Supreme Court from 1980 to 1993.

He was elected to the Rajya Sabha from Uttar Pradesh in April 1994 and served for two consecutive terms till March 2006.

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While all NDA allies have been informed of the BJP choice, Prime Minister Modi talked to Congress President Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh and other leaders about the NDA choice, the BJP President said.

Confirming National Democratic Alliance (NDA)'s candidate, Amit Shah in a press conference said that the party has unanimously chose to elect Ram Nath Kovind as their nominee.

Ram Nath Kovind, served as Member of Board of Management of Dr B R Ambedkar University, Lucknow.

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Kovind, who is now the governor of Bihar, entered politics in 1994 as a Rajya Sabha MP from Uttar Pradesh. He further added that the Congress president said she would have a discussion with her party leadership and then inform the BJP about their decision. Shri Kovind represented India in United Nations (New York) and addressed United Nations General Assembly in October, 2002.

President Pranab Mukherjee being welcomed by Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind at Patna airport.

Senior BJP leader M. Venkaiah Naidu spoke to party veterans L.K. Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi.

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