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Bengal Guv Gets Additional Charge of Bihar After Kovind Resigns

It is not clear whether the board will announce its candidate on Monday.

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Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind, NDA’s presidential candidate, meets PM Modi. (Photo Courtesy: Twitter/<a href="https://twitter.com/narendramodi">@narendramodi</a>)
Snapshot
  • Ram Nath Kovind resigns as the Governor of Bihar
  • West Bengal Governor Keshri Nath Tripathi gets additional charge of Bihar
  • Kovind is the NDA’s presidential nominee
  • Amit Shah said by far most people had given their consent to the BJP’s choice
  • If he gets through, Kovind will be the first president from Uttar Pradesh
  • Opposition parties are scheduled to meet on 22 June
  • TDP, TRS and YSR Congress extend support to NDA’s presidential candidate
3:06 PM , 19 Jun
8:53 PM , 21 Jun

Shiv Sena to be Present For Kovind's Nomination

Shiv Sena's Sanjay Raut and Anandrao Adsul to take part in Ram Nath Kovind's nomination on 23 June.

8:59 PM , 20 Jun

BJP Ally Sena Announces Support for NDA's Presidential Pick

A key ally of the ruling BJP, Shiv Sena ended the suspense on its support to NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, saying it will back him.

The Shiv Sena announced this a day after its chief Uddhav Thackeray stated that Sena was not interested in backing Kovind if his candidature is aimed at garnering Dalit votes.

"After holding discussions with our party leaders, we have decided to back the NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind. After our support, I do not think it will be difficult for the BJP to get him elected," Thackeray told reporters at his residence 'Matoshree' in suburban Bandra this evening.

4:01 PM , 20 Jun

West Bengal Guv Gets Additional Charge of Bihar

West Bengal Governor Keshari Nath Tripathi will discharge the functions of the Governor of Bihar Kovind, in addition to his own duties, it said.

The presidential election, if required, will be held on 17 July.


Published: 19 Jun 2017, 11:42 AM IST
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