Modi congratulates Kovind in advance

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 17 Jul 2017 09:18:30



PRIME Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind ‘in advance’ and assured him of his Government’s support, a day before the election to the top constitutional post.

At a meeting of the NDA MPs which was also attended by Kovind, Modi recalled that the former Bihar Governor had worked as a ‘sahyogi’ (aide) of Morarji Desai when he was the Prime Minister and said this Government will offer all ‘sahyog’ (cooperation) to him.

Kovind’s win against opposition candidate Meira Kumar is a foregone conclusion as the ruling coalition has secured the support of nearly two-thirds of the electoral college, with some political parties even outside the NDA fold throwing their weight behind him.