Published: Mon, July 17, 2017
Global News | By Stacy Ballard

UDP to support NDA's Kovind

UDP to support NDA's Kovind

Congress president Sonia Gandhi rallied opposition ranks before the vote, also calling the contest a "clash of ideas and a conflict of disparate values".

(L) Ramnath Kovind candidate backed by NDA (R) Meira Kumar candidate backed by UPA.

NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind holds the edge moving into the presidential battle, as the Bharatiya Janata Party and its allies dominate the electoral college. Shiv Sena hits out at Congress, criticizes Gopalkrishna Gandhi as the choice for Vice President.

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It will be only the second time that India has had a Dalit head of state. Members of Parliament line up to cast their votes for; MLAs queue up at Madhya Pradesh Legislative Assembly to cast their votes.

Addressing a meeting of National Democratic Alliance (NDA) parliamentarians on the eve of the commencement of the monsoon session of parliament, Modi urged the alliance lawmakers, including legislators in the states, to cast their ballot.

The former governor is part of the Dalit caste, which makes up an estimated 15% of the subcontinent's population but remains marginalised. "Unfortunately, no political party in India could do this, although they enjoyed power at the Centre and the states", said NGO coordinator Martin Macwan. Apart from these legislators, MPs, 23 from BJP, 18 from Sena and one MP from Swabhimani Paksh, will vote for the BJP's nominated candidate. Samajwadi Party led by Mulayam Singh is supporting NDA's Candidate while Akhilesh Yadav's faction is supporting Meira Kumar.

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Another senior BJP minister said he has been assigned to pitch for votes from other parties and he is confident of managing it.

The results of the election will be announced on July 20.

Serial-numbered pens with violet ink have been supplied by the EC. Rejecting Opposition Congress claim, BJD president and Odisha chief minister Naveen Patnaik today ruled out possibility of cross-voting in the upcoming Presidential elections on July 17.

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