‘Non-political Dalit name would have been better’: Mayawati on President candidate

“Kovind has been associated with the BJP and RSS since the beginning and I don’t agree at all with this political background of his," said Mayawati.

By: Express News Service | Lucknow | Updated: June 20, 2017 5:26 am
mayawati, President candidate, ram nath kovind, Yogi Adityanath, nda president candidate, consensus president BSP chief Mayawati (Express Photo by Gajendra Yadav/File)

BSP chief Mayawati on Monday said that her party will have a “positive stand” towards the candidature of Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind for the post of president because he is a Dalit only if the Opposition does not field a “more popular and able person from Dalit section.”

She said it would have been better if the BJP and NDA had proposed the name of a “non-political person from the Dalit section”.

“Kovind has been associated with the BJP and RSS since the beginning and I don’t agree at all with this political background of his. But the BJP and NDA have selected him as their presidential nominee so our party’s stand cannot be negative towards him and will remain positive because he is a Dalit. The condition is that the Opposition should not field a more popular and able candidate from the Dalit section,” she said in a statement.

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    Raj
    Jun 21, 2017 at 7:22 am
    Good Choice. He will make all Hindus in UK USA etc to do a Ghar Wapsi. He will also ban human consumption of cow milk, when it is intended only for her babies.
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    Raghu Reddy
    Jun 21, 2017 at 2:29 am
    Bad choice for opposition. If only Mohan bhagat or some RSS man was selected they could have had a field day. Now Opposition could neither praise or down play this man. Too Bad situation.
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    KKK
    Jun 20, 2017 at 8:33 pm
    uselss lady
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    Raghu Rai
    Jun 20, 2017 at 6:06 pm
    If she is nominated, she won't take one second to grab the offer.... All her advise is only for others. And when it comes to commenting on BJP, she is in compulsive negative mood and action....That's why she is in such a pity political state...!!!
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