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This is what Ram Nath Kovind said after winning Presidential Poll

Jul 20, 2017, 19:21 PM IST
Presidential poll: Close to 99 percent voting recorded, the highest ever

Presidential poll: Close to 99 percent voting recorded, the highest ever

"The voting was close to 99 per cent. I think this would perhaps be the highest ever percentage," returning officer for the election Anoop Mishra said.

Jul 17, 2017, 22:14 PM IST

PM congratulates NDA pick Kovind on prez poll eve

At a meeting, Modi recalled that the former Bihar governor had worked as a 'sahyogi' (aide) of Morarji Desai when he was the prime minister.

Jul 16, 2017, 23:15 PM IST

Prez poll demands a vote of conscience: Sonia

She also described the electoral contest as the opposition's fight against a "narrow-minded, divisive and communal vision".

Jul 16, 2017, 23:13 PM IST
JD-U not present at opposition meeting on presidential poll

JD-U not present at opposition meeting on presidential poll

The meeting, attended by opposition candidates for presidential and vice-presidential elections - Meira Kumar and Gopalkrishna Gandhi, took place on the eve of presidential election. 

Jul 16, 2017, 20:54 PM IST

Mockdrill conducted in Uttar Pradesh legislature

"A mockdrill is being conducted to cater to any emergency-like situation and evacuate people during the crictical hour. Apart from this, the mockdrill will also enable us to plug possible loopholes in the security apparatus (if any)," SSP, ATS, Umesh Kumar Srivastava told PTI.

Jul 16, 2017, 14:55 PM IST

Presidential poll: 33% in electoral college have criminal record

Across the electoral college, the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) has 31 per cent MPs and MLAs with criminal cases, Congress has 26 per cent, Trinamool Congress has 29 per cent, Communist Party of India (Marxist) has 49 per cent, Communist Party of India (CPI) has 58 per cent such MPs and MLAs.

Jul 14, 2017, 20:52 PM IST
AAP announces support for Oppn candidate Meira Kumar in presidential battle

AAP announces support for Oppn candidate Meira Kumar in presidential battle

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Thursday announced its support for opposition candidate Meira Kumar in the July 17 presidential election.

Jul 13, 2017, 20:46 PM IST
Meira Kumar appeals to Tamil Nadu's MLAs, MPs to heed to 'inner voice'

Meira Kumar appeals to Tamil Nadu's MLAs, MPs to heed to 'inner voice'

DMK working president M K Stalin, his party legislators, Left parties MPs TK Rangarajan (CPI-M) and D Raja (CPI), Congress party MLAs, and leaders participated in the meeting.

Jul 02, 2017, 09:38 AM IST

Presidential poll: Ram Nath Kovind meets AIADMK factions, seeks support

The ruling Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led National Democratic Alliance`s (NDA) candidate for the President`s post Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday arrived here and sought the political parties` support in the July 17 presidential polls.

Jul 01, 2017, 17:00 PM IST

NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind arrives in Chandigarh

From the Chandigarh International Airport, Kovind drove to Panchkula town in Haryana where he will meet legislators from the state.

Jun 29, 2017, 13:00 PM IST

Bihar: Nitish-Lalu's Mahagathbandhan on verge of split?

Mahagathbandhan has been experiencing several ups and downs because of the President Elections 2017.

Jun 28, 2017, 12:17 PM IST
Nitish Kumar uncomfortable in grand alliance with RJD, Congress, will welcome him if he joins NDA: BJP

Nitish Kumar uncomfortable in grand alliance with RJD, Congress, will welcome him if he joins NDA: BJP

The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) and its ally Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) said that they will welcome Bihar Chief Minister and Janata Dal United (JDU) Nitish Kumar into the National Democratic Alliance (NDA).

Jun 24, 2017, 20:26 PM IST
Presidential poll: After Iftar meal with Lalu Yadav, Nitish Kumar still sticks to his choice on supporting NDA's pick

Presidential poll: After Iftar meal with Lalu Yadav, Nitish Kumar still sticks to his choice on supporting NDA's pick

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Thursday made it clear that he will not change his stand on backing NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind for the presidential election. 

Jun 23, 2017, 21:26 PM IST
Meira Kumar's candidature an opposition ploy to divide Dalits: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

Meira Kumar's candidature an opposition ploy to divide Dalits: UP CM Yogi Adityanath

"Intentions of the opposition are not honest towards Dalits, otherwise they would have fielded Kumar last time," Adityanath said.
 

Jun 23, 2017, 18:43 PM IST

Congress urges TRS to reconsider support to Ram Nath Kovind in presidential poll

The state unit president of the Congress "hoped" that Telangana Chief Minister and TRS chief K Chandrasekhar Rao would reconsider his decision to support Kovind as he is "opposed to Muslims and Christians and specifically opposed reservation to Muslims and giving SC status to Dalit Christians."

Jun 23, 2017, 16:40 PM IST

Will contest presidential poll based on ideology: Opposition

The July 17 presidential election will see a contest between two Dalits, one hailing from Uttar Pradesh and the other from Bihar.

Jun 23, 2017, 16:24 PM IST

AIADMK Amma faction to support NDA presidential nominee: T T V Dhinakaran

The AIADMK has a total of 49 MPs, including 37 in Lok Sabha, while its strength in the Tamil Nadu Assembly is 135.

 

Jun 23, 2017, 14:53 PM IST

Nitish Kumar - Tightrope artist attempts another balancing act

Opposition leaders yesterday devoted some time to Nitish, whose decision to support NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind had rattled many.

 

Jun 23, 2017, 12:48 PM IST

Presidential poll: Left may propose Gandhi and Ambedkar, but open to suggestions

Former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar and ex-home minister Sushil Kumar Shinde are believed to be among the others being considered by the opposition parties.

 

Jun 22, 2017, 15:43 PM IST

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