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Grateful to Opposition for selecting me as Vice Presidential nominee: Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Grateful to Opposition for selecting me as Vice Presidential nominee: Gopalkrishna Gandhi

Opposition`s vice-presidential nominee Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Tuesday said he has accepted the request with a sense of gratitude and responsibility.Gopalkrishna said a total of 18 opposition parties asked him to be their presidential candidate.

Jul 18, 2017, 11:44 AM IST

Opposition meet on Tuesday to choose Vice President candidate

Congress and other major opposition parties will meet here on Tuesday to decide on their vice presidential candidate while the ruling BJP is expected to finalise its nominee by July 13.

Jul 10, 2017, 23:05 PM IST
Presidential Election 2017: Meira Kumar seeks support from TMC, Left, Congress

Presidential Election 2017: Meira Kumar seeks support from TMC, Left, Congress

The Congress-led opposition`s Presidential candidate Meira Kumar on Tuesday sought support from the legislators and members of Parliament of West Bengal`s Trinamool Congress, Left and Congress parties.

Jul 04, 2017, 16:07 PM IST

Congress says all is well in Bihar alliance

"Our coalition is strong, stable and still there and everybody stands by each other," said Congress spokesperson Abhishek Singhvi. 

Jul 03, 2017, 22:44 PM IST
Presidential poll is not about 'Dalit vs Dalit': Meira Kumar

Presidential poll is not about 'Dalit vs Dalit': Meira Kumar

Kumar described recent attacks on Dalits as "shameful". "We should hang our heads in shame, even if there is one incident of violence against Dalits."
 

Jun 27, 2017, 17:16 PM IST

NDA Kerala unit urges MLAs, MPs to vote for Ram Nath Kovind

NDA Kerala Unit on Monday urged MPs and MLAs from the state, ruled by CPI(M) led LDF, to cooperate for the victory of its presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind forgetting political differences.

Jun 26, 2017, 12:54 PM IST

Prez poll: Kovind files nomination; Meira Kumar to challenge ​him

Congress has nominated Meira Kumar as its candidate for Presidential elections 2017. NDA's candidate is Ram Nath Kovind.

Jun 23, 2017, 12:42 PM IST
Samajwadi Party to declare stand on Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday

Samajwadi Party to declare stand on Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday

The election for the next President of India is to be held on July 17. President Pranab Mukherjee will demit office on July 24.

Jun 21, 2017, 17:39 PM IST

Yoga not religious, fosters brotherhood globally: Venkaiah Naidu

He suggested that people should take to practising yoga as part of their daily routine since it takes care of one's health.

Jun 21, 2017, 13:48 PM IST
Presidential election 2017: NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind gets Z plus security cover

Presidential election 2017: NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind gets Z plus security cover

The central government on Tuesday accorded a Z plus security cover of NSG commandos to NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind. 

Jun 20, 2017, 21:41 PM IST

Congress accuses BJP of unilateralism on Presidential candidate

The Leader of Opposition in the Rajya Sabha, Ghulam Nabi Azad, refused to go into the merits and demerits of the NDA candidate.

Jun 19, 2017, 23:26 PM IST

NDA declares Ramnath Kovind as their Presidential candidate

Bihar Governor Ramnath Kovind is declared as NDA's Presidential candidate. The candidate's name was announced by Amit Shah at the BJP Parliamentary Board meeting.

Jun 19, 2017, 16:06 PM IST

Sushma Swaraj's name at forefront by NDA for Presidential candidate: Sources

BJP Parliamentary Board's meeting is going to held today to discuss the name of the candidate for Presidential polls. Votes for Presidential post is going to held on July 17.

Jun 19, 2017, 13:11 PM IST
Samajwadi Party asks BJP to opt for a politician as presidential candidate

Samajwadi Party asks BJP to opt for a politician as presidential candidate

The Samajwadi Party on Sunday asked the BJP to opt for a politician and not an apolitical person as its presidential candidate on a day the saffron party also reached out to the TMC and the BJD on the issue of a nominee.

Jun 18, 2017, 17:50 PM IST
Venkaiah Naidu says BJP to announce presidential candidate name before June 23

Venkaiah Naidu says BJP to announce presidential candidate name before June 23

Senior Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader and Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu said that the name of the presidential candidate would be announced before June 23. 

Jun 18, 2017, 15:35 PM IST
NDA to announce presidential candidate by June 20: Sources

NDA to announce presidential candidate by June 20: Sources

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA is likely to announce its candidate for the upcoming presidential elections on June 20, said an ANI report. 

Jun 16, 2017, 20:57 PM IST
Disclosing name before parleys on presidential nominee may not be appropriate: Government

Disclosing name before parleys on presidential nominee may not be appropriate: Government

Sources said the government and the BJP are of the view that approaching different parties with one or a panel of names for approval without knowing their views and suggestions may not be appropriate. 

Jun 16, 2017, 19:03 PM IST

Opposition will be able to find a common Presidential candidate: Yechury

Exuding confidence that the opposition parties would be able to put up a common candidate in the coming presidential polls, CPI-M General Secretary Sitaram Yechury on Sunday said the effort was to zero in on a person capable of preserving the secular democratic fabric of the constitution.

May 15, 2017, 02:16 AM IST
Hillary Clinton to launch anti-Trump resistance

Hillary Clinton to launch anti-Trump resistance

Former US Secretary of State Hillary Clinton will soon launch a political organisation aimed at funding "resistance" groups that will stand up to President Donald Trump, the media reported.

May 05, 2017, 10:14 AM IST

French media accuse Marine Le Pen's party of curbing access

More than 30 French media outlets have signed a petition protesting against what they termed restricted access to far-right presidential candidate Marine Le Pen offered by her National Front party, organisers said on Friday.

Apr 28, 2017, 19:06 PM IST