JDU to back NDA’s Presidential Candidate Kovind

Patna, June 21 : Janata Dal-United (JD-U) has decided to support NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind for upcoming Presidential election, Party’s legislator Ratnesh Sada said on Wednesday.

Sada, who represents Sonbarsha constituency  in the state assembly, told IANS on phone : “The party has decided to support Kovind. The decision was taken at a meeting of our legislators.”

Nitish Kumar told his MLAs that Kovind, who was the Bihar Governor before he was picked by the Bharatiya Janata Party for the top post, was “a good man”, Sada said.

However, Bihar’s ruling party will formally announce their support by today’s evening or Thursday after a board level meeting which will be chaired by Chief Minister Nitish Kumar.

Earlier, on Tuesday, BJP’s ally Shiv Sena also announced that they will be supporting Ram Nath Kovind as presidential candidate.

Wefornews Bureau

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