Ram Nath Kovind to stay at Union minister Mahesh Sharma's home till presidential poll results

Union culture minister Mahesh Sharma's residence in Akbar Road will be the new temporary address of BJP's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind.

PTI June 22, 2017 14:39:10 IST
Ram Nath Kovind to stay at Union minister Mahesh Sharma's home till presidential poll results

New Delhi: Union culture minister Mahesh Sharma's residence in Akbar Road will be the new temporary address of BJP's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind.

Ram Nath Kovind to stay at Union minister Mahesh Sharmas home till presidential poll results

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Kovind will be staying at 10 Akbar Road bungalow in the heart of Lutyens Delhi for about a month till the presidential election on 17 July, sources said.

The 71-year-old, who looks certain to be the next president, had earlier been allocated 144 North Avenue as Bihar governor. After his resignation as the governor, top authorities in the Centre decided he should move to a bigger bungalow for security reasons, the sources added.

Interestingly, this is not Sharma's first tryst with presidents, former, would be and present.

The Union culture and tourism minister had earlier been allocated 10 Rajaji Marg, the residence of former president APJ Abdul Kalam, but was asked to leave it for President Pranab Mukherjee who will be moving to the bungalow after his retirement.

Kovind was picked as the ruling National Democratic Alliance's candidate for president earlier this week. He has already got backing from several non-NDA parties, including the Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), the Janata Dal-United (JD-U), the Biju Janata Dal (BJD) and both factions of the AIADMK.

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