Presidential Election 2017: Ram Nath Kovind meets PDP-BJP MLAs in Jammu and Kashmir

Srinagar: NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will on Wednesday meet MLAs of PDP, BJP and Peoples Conference as part of his campaign for the 17 July election.

Kovind arrived in Srinagar on Wednesday afternoon and is scheduled to hold a joint meeting with the MLAs of PDP, BJP and Peoples Conference, coalition partners in the state government, later in the day, officials said.

File image of Ram Nath Kovind. PTI

File image of Ram Nath Kovind. PTI

A senior PDP leader said the meeting is scheduled to take place at the official residence of chief minister Mehbooba Mufti and all MLAs of the ruling coalition are expected to attend it.

The PDP-BJP coalition enjoys the support of 58 MLAs and seven MPs from the state.

Jammu and Kashmir Legislative Assembly has 89 members, 87 elected and two nominated, who are eligible to vote for electing the 14 President of the country.

The state also has 10 MPs, six in the Lok Sabha and four in the Rajya Sabha.

While one MP each belongs to opposition Congress and National Conference, the Anantnag Lok Sabha seat is vacant as by-polls to it were cancelled in May this year following large-scale violent protests in south Kashmir.

Updated Date: Jun 28, 2017 16:17 PM

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