Presidential elections: Decision to support Ram Nath Kovind based on merit, says JD(U)

"Our decision to support Kovind remains unchanged. It was a decision taken on merit after due application of mind and full consultation within the party... We will stick with his choice," JD(U) spokesperson Pavan Kumar Varma said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Updated: June 22, 2017 9:10 pm
JD(U), JDU, Nitish Kumar, Ram Nath Kovind, kovind support Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar greets Governor Ram Nath Kovind on being announced as NDA’s presidential candidate, in Patna on Monday. (Source: PTI)

The JD(U) on Thursday rejected its ally and RJD chief Lalu Prasad’s request to reconsider its support the NDA’s presidential nominee, Ram Nath Kovind, saying its stand is based on merit and it will stick it. After opposition parties decided to field Meira Kumar, Prasad said he will ask Bihar Chief Minister and JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar not to back Kovind.

“Our decision to support Kovind remains unchanged. It was a decision taken on merit after due application of mind and full consultation within the party… We will stick with his choice,” JD(U) spokesperson Pavan Kumar Varma said.

He said Kovind is anyway the “president-in-waiting” due to the numerical advantage the NDA has in the electoral college and his contest with Meira Kumar will be a “token” exercise.

Defending Kumar against his decision to not go with other opposition parties, the former Rajya Sabha member noted that he had broken ranks with the NDA, of which he was a member then, and supported the UPA’s candidate Pranab Mukherjee in 2012.

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    Fernando
    Jun 23, 2017 at 2:09 am
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    Chandrasekaran Subramanian
    Jun 22, 2017 at 10:15 pm
    Opportunist . he was all along a shameless power monger and was never sincere in his fight against RSS or bjp. For that matter all these so called socialist leaders were bootlickers of RSS in the name of fighting Congress. Except Lalu Prasadji.
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