associate sponsors


Presidential Election 2017: Kerala unit of JD(U) not to back NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind

Kozhikode: The Kerala unit of Janata Dal(United) will not back National Democratic Alliance's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, the party's state president and Rajya Sabha member M P Veerendra Kumar said on Thursday.

File image of Ram Nath Kovind. Twitter@AIR

File image of Ram Nath Kovind. Twitter@AIR

Announcing this at a press meet here, Kumar said he had held discussions with JD(U) national leader and Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar in this regard.

"I told Nitish Kumar it would be difficult to support the BJP-led NDA nominee for the next president of India. He has given his approval to vote for the candidate desirable to him and the state unit", he added.

Asked if he would vote for the candidate fielded by the opposition in case of a contest, he replied "first let us know who is the (opposition) candidate."

JD(U), a partner in the opposition Congress-led United Democratic Front, has no representation in the Kerala assembly.

Updated Date: Jun 22, 2017 12:29 PM

Also Watch

Watch: The true stories from Dharavi that inspired Rajinikanth's Kaala
  • Thursday, March 8, 2018 Watch: Cyrus Khan talks about Parkour, jumping across walls and why he hates sitting
  • Thursday, May 31, 2018 Unwind: India's basketball sensation Amjyot Singh has his eyes set on becoming an NBA regular
  • Monday, May 28, 2018 First Day First Showsha — Review of Solo: A Star Wars Story in 10 questions
  • Saturday, May 19, 2018 Social Media Star: Rajkummar Rao and Bhuvan Bam open up about selfie culture, online trolls

Also See

{if $hideJSforEU != 'yes'} {/if}