Sonia Gandhi congratulates President-Elect of Ram Nath Kovind

Sonia Gandhi said that the resident of India enjoys a unique position as defender and protector of the Constitution, upholder of democratic traditions and as supreme commander of the Indian Armed Forces. The President is the conscience keeper of the Constitution of India.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Published: July 20, 2017 9:02 pm
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Congress President Sonia Gandhi along with vice President Rahul Gandhi congratulated the President-Elect of Ram Nath Kovind. Kovind will be the 14th President of India. He defeated Opposition’s Meira Kumar and won more than 65 percent of the votes in the Electoral College.

Sonia Gandhi said that the resident of India enjoys a unique position as defender and protector of the Constitution, upholder of democratic traditions and as supreme commander of the Indian Armed Forces. The President is the conscience keeper of the Constitution of India.

She expressed her best wishes to  Ram Nath Kovind and also reiterated Congress party’s commitment to work for upholding these cherished values and established conventions which are the intrinsic cornerstone of our Constitution.

Party’s vice President Rahul Gandhi took to twitter and said, “Congratulations Ram Nath Kovindji. Wishing you a great term as President of India.”

Kovind will be the second Dalit to become the President of the country after KR Narayanan. The returning officer, Anoop Mishra, said that Kovind received 2930 votes with a value of 7,02,044. He will be the first BJP member to be elected as the President.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi also congratulated Kovind. He said, Congratulations to Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji on being elected the President of India! Best wishes for a fruitful & inspiring tenure. Gladdened by the extensive support for Shri Ram Nath Kovind Ji among MPs & across various states. I thank members of the electoral college. I also congratulate Meira Kumar Ji for her campaign, which was in spirit of the democratic ethos & values we all are proud of.”

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    Mannarsamy
    Jul 30, 2017 at 9:14 pm
    Chief Minister Vijay Rupani placed the blame squarely on party president Sonia Gandhi, saying she was sinking the party because of the affection she has towards her son, Rahul Gandhi.Poor Italian Oldie should understand that her son Raulo Vinci is not competent to become even Panchayat President, leave alone the position of Prime Minister. Can a boy from Kindergarten join PhD programme directly without completing shooling and post graduation. This Italian oldie does not have any brain. She should not pressure her empty headed son to try for big position. He does not know even basic English. He has to equip himself before aspiring for top position. If Someone wants Sonio to perform Bharatanatyam tomorrow, can she do it? IMPOSSIBLE. SAME THING APPLIES TO HER SON TOO. HE HAS TO EDUCATE HIMSELF IN UNIVERSTIY , GET AT LEAST BACHELOR DEGREE (AT LEAST BA ), THEN WORK SOMEWHERE AND GAIN EXPERIENCE, TALK TO KNOLEDGABLE PEOPLE (NOT TO WORTHLESS PROS OF BANGKOK) AND THEN TRY FOR THE TOP POSITION.
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