It’s not rocket science, Ram Nath Kovind will win: Praful Patel

"Because all MPs don't necessarily vote only according to conscience, they also vote according to party lines and party lines are divided somewhat on ideology, principles and political positioning," the NCP leader said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:July 17, 2017 1:06 pm
Ram Nath Kovind, presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis, Maharashtra news, India news, National news NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind. (Source: PTI)

There is no rocket science involved in predicting that the ruling NDA’s nominee Ram Nath Kovind would win the presidential poll, senior NCP leader Praful said today. Patel also expressed the hope that a candidate who could protect the Constitution would win the election. The NCP is backing the opposition’s joint candidate Meira Kumar for the election, the numbers for which are tilted in favour of the BJP-led NDA.

“There is no rocket science, Ram Nath Kovind will win today,” Patel said in the Parliament House complex. “Because all MPs don’t necessarily vote only according to conscience, they also vote according to party lines and party lines are divided somewhat on ideology, principles and political positioning. “So, I don’t read too much into any other statement, except the fact that this is a clear case of the NDA scoring big in terms of the numbers,” he added.

Notwithstanding the numbers being in favour of the NDA, he said every election had its importance and this applied to the presidential poll as well. The voting for the election began at 10 AM today and will continue till 5 PM. The poll result will be declared on July 20.

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    Citizen
    Jul 17, 2017 at 4:42 pm
    So who needs a maths teacher?? Pappu or their leaders/parties?? and the people who accepted as a scape goat??? Jaihind
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      Parth Garg
      Jul 17, 2017 at 2:20 pm
      Actually we did not need Prafull Patel either to tell us who will win.
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        dv1936
        Jul 17, 2017 at 2:14 pm
        The president's election has become a Hindu and anti Hindu tug of war.
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          PRAVEEN JAIMAN
          Jul 17, 2017 at 3:40 pm
          How this Hindu tug is there?
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