He added that the highest and most satisfying tribute he has ever received was when the Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar told him, on him being chosen as the presidential candidate, that the dignified manner in which he had conducted himself in the governor’s office was unparalleled in Bihar’s history.
NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind arrived here today to meet MLAs and MPs of Haryana and Punjab BJP and those of its ally SAD as part of his campaign for the July 17 election.
Mehbooba was expected to be present when Kovind filed his nomination but had to cancel her trip after DSP Ayub Pandith was lynched to death near Jamia Masjid in downtown Srinagar in the intervening night of June 22 and 23.
While Mr Naidu was the proposer, YSR Congress Party’s Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy seconded Mr Kovind’s fourth set of nomination papers.
The NDA’s Presidential candidate has already met lawmakers from Uttarakhand and UP.
With over 62 per cent of the votes firmly behind him, Kovind’s election as the next president is nearly certain.
Among the Lok Sabha MPs in Haryana, the ruling BJP has seven members, INLD- two and Congress has one while the BJP has only one member among the five Rajya Sabha MPs. The contest is a battle of ideologies, said Meira and further questioned the society’s mindset for portraying it as a Dalit vs Dalit fight.
INLD senior leader Abhay Chautala said the party will take a decision later in the day on whom to extend the support to, in the presidential election.
K Padmarajan from Salem, Tamil Nadu, is among those who have filed nominations for the presidential election. The so-called Guinness record holder says he sports the maximum number of tattoos on his body.