Will Uphold Spirit of Constitution: Ram Nath Kovind


The ballot boxes from the states will be brought to Delhi for counting on July 20.

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The 30-party National Democratic Alliance (NDA)'s nominee Ram Nath Kovind, ex-Governor of Bihar, and a dalit, is pitted against the 17-party opposition UPA's candidate Meira Kumar.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi BJP President Amit Shah cast their votes at the Parliament.

NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind will visit Gujarat tomorrow as part of his nation-wide tour to seek support from elected representatives.

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Voting began at 10:00 a.m. local time and will end at 5:00 p.m. local time. Today, we had a meeting of BJD MLAs and MPs. The Election Commission (EC) today allowed 14 Rajya Sabha MPs and 41 Lok Sabha MPs to vote in state assemblies for presidential polls tomorrow.

Congress president said that the numbers may be against the Opposition, but "the battle must be fought and fought hard". President Pranab Mukherjee's term is expiring on July 25. 10.

As per indications, the ruling party MLAs in the State which included MLAs from the Congress, the NCP and the independents are likely to vote in favour of the opposition presidential candidate. "I congratulate all political parties for this", Modi said at the meeting. In vice-presidential polls, however, it is supporting Gopalkrishna Gandhi.

"Hope the electoral college picks the custodian of Indias Constitution thoughtfully.Vote to uphold constitutional values of our republic", party general secretary Sitaram Yechury said on Twitter.

Talking to media persons, party legislator Naba Kishore Das said all the MLAs have been asked to support UPA candidate Meira Kumar by the AICC. The NDA has yet to decide on its candidate for the post and a BJP parliamentary board meeting later on Monday is expected to discuss the issue.