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Throwback Thursday! PM Modi Tweets 20-Year-Old Photo With Kovind

PM Modi took to Twitter to thank Kovind’s supporters and uploaded pictures of them together from 20 years ago. 

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Then and now: A photo from 20 years ago (L) and a recent photo (R) of Modi and Kovind together.
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Minutes after Ram Nath Kovind, the NDA’s presidential nominee, was announced as India’s 14th President, Prime Minister Narendra Modi took to Twitter to congratulate him.

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Modi even tweeted a throwback picture with Kovind from 20 years ago, recalling their former association, alongside a recent photo:

A photograph from 20 years ago of Modi and Kovind.
A photograph from 20 years ago of Modi and Kovind.
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/Narendra Modi)
A recent photograph of Modi and Kovind.
A recent photograph of Modi and Kovind.
(Photo Courtesy: Twitter/Narendra Modi)

PM Modi also thanked the members of the electoral college, and the vast support the BJP’s presidential nominee had received:

Modi also extended his wishes to the Opposition’s candidate Meira Kumar for her presidential campaign:

India’s only second Dalit President, Ram Nath Kovind won the race to Raisina Hill on Thursday with votes with a value of 7,02,044.

The Opposition’s candidate Meira Kumar took to Twitter to convey her wishes to the new President:

BJP President Amit Shah called Kovind’s win “historic” and took to Twitter to congratulate him:

Outgoing President Pranab Mukherjee conveyed his wishes to the new President, through his Secretariat’s official Twitter handle:

Rajnath Singh, Union Minister of Home Affairs tweeted:

M Venkaiah Naidu, the NDA’s Vice-Presidential nominee tweeted:

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The Opposition’s Rahul Gandhi tweeted:

West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee, who is in a tussle with the BJP also congratulated Kovind:

Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani also congratulated Kovind:

N Chandrababu Naidu, Chief Minister of Andhra Pradesh tweeted:

Omar Abdullah, former Jammu and Kashmir Chief Minister also tweeted:

Nitin Gadkari, Union Minister of Road Transport and Highways and Shipping tweeted:

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