According to the data of Padma Award nominations received in 2017, Manorama Devi’s name is at 8507 serial number and the name of recommender is given as “Manorama Devi, Bhagalpur, Bihar, India,” which means she nominated herself
“Kovindji has got 116 votes more than the votes of NDA, which means many voters went by their conscience and voted for Kovindji. He got votes from all states, and the entire electoral college voted for him in Andhra Pradesh.
The RSS’s national executive member Indresh Kumar who is one of the key persons involved in Jammu and Kashmir strategy of the RSS told The Indian Express: “This meeting is to discuss purely organisational work of the RSS. In this annual meeting no resolutions are passed.”
On March 14, 1995, Kovind expressed concern over the telecast of eight to 10 films on DD’s national network, and asked if the government was aware that children were wasting most of their time watching films and serials.
The RSS has six state units in UP and at least four of them are said to have expressed their reservations against what they call “arbitrary ticket distribution” to “outsiders and relatives” instead of those who have worked on the ground.