Presidential Election 2017: NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind meets Atal Bihari Vajpayee

Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday met ailing former Prime Minister and senior Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) veteran Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence.

IANS June 22, 2017 12:18:42 IST
Presidential Election 2017: NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind meets Atal Bihari Vajpayee

New Delhi: National Democratic Alliance’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday met ailing former Prime Minister and senior Bhartiya Janta Party (BJP) veteran Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence in New Delhi.

Presidential Election 2017 NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind meets Atal Bihari Vajpayee

File image of Ram Nath Kovind. PTI

According to party leaders, the meeting was a courtesy call.

Kovind, 71, who was announced as the presidential nominee by the BJP chief Amit Shah on 19 June, called on Vajpayee at his Krishna Menon Marg residence. Kovind was accompanied by his wife.

Following his nomination, Kovind has been meeting several senior BJP leaders. He was once a general secretary of the party. On Wednesday he met BJP veteran Lal Krishna Advani and Murali Manohar Joshi in New Delhi.

Kovind will file his nomination papers on Friday, following which he was expected to reach out to the opposition parties for their support.

The Presidential election is scheduled for 17 July.

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