NDA Presidential nominee Kovind meets PM Modi

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New Delhi: Hours after being announced as NDA?s presidential nominee, Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind on Monday met Prime Minister Narendra Modi here.

Earlier in the day, Kovind before leaving for New Delhi to meet the Prime Minister thanked the people of Bihar for their support.

Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Amit Shah had announced the name of Kovind as NDA’s consensus candidate for the post of Indian President.

Following the announcement, Prime Minister Modi reached out to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former prime minister Manmohan Singh to seek Congress’ support for Kovind.

Prime Minister Modi also spoke to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Andhra Pradesh Chief Minister Chandrababu Naidu and Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswamy over NDA?s presidential candidate pick.

The Prime Minister said that Kovind will make an exceptional President and continue to be a strong voice for the poor, downtrodden and marginalised.