Day before poll, PM wishes Kovind ‘in advance’, pledges govt’s support

Modi and kovind

HIGHLIGHTS

  • The PM stressed that Kovind’s journey, whether as a lawyer or as a political person, had always been non-controversial.
  • Close to 40 parties, including many outside the NDA fold, have pledged support to Kovind.

NEW DELHI: A day before the presidential election, Prime Minister Narendra Modi congratulated the NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind “in advance” and assured him of his government’s support.

 At a meeting of NDA MPs which was attended by Kovind, Modi recalled that the former Bihargovernor had worked as a ‘sahyogi’ (secretary or aide) of former PM Morarji Desai and said this government would offer all ‘sahyog’ (help) to him.

The PM stressed that Kovind’s journey, whether as a lawyer or as a political person, had always been non-controversial and even the presidential poll campaign was that way. Kovind’s victory against joint opposition candidate Meira Kumar is a foregone conclusion asclose to 40 parties, including many outside the NDA fold, have pledged support+to him. The counting of votes will take place on July 20 in Delhi.

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