Ram Nath Kovind's presidential candidature will be 'faced politically': Kerala CM Pinarayi Vijayan

Thiruvananthapuram: NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind was "a political candidate" of the BJP and his candidature would be "faced" politically, Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan said on Wednesday.

A decision on whether to put up a combined opposition candidate against Kovind would be taken at the national level, Vijayan said.

File image of Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. PTI

File image of Kerala chief minister Pinarayi Vijayan. PTI

"The main consideration of the BJP in nominating Ram Nath Kovind to the post of president is that he is a leader of BJP," the chief minister told reporters."

"He is political, a candidate of the BJP and so naturally his candidature will be faced politically," he added.

Asked about his personal view on Kovind, the CPI-M leader said, "None of us knows him."

The CPI-M and other opposition parties will be meeting in Delhi on 22 June to discuss next steps on the presidential elections.

Updated Date: Jun 21, 2017 14:01 PM

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