Presidential-Poll: Grand Reception for NDA Candidate Ram Nath Kovind In Telangana
Hyderabad: NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind arrived in Hyderabad City on Tuesday, a day after opposition partiesa�� candidate Meira Kumar had visited the city as part of her campaign.
Kovind met TRS MLAs and MPs at a meeting organised at Jala Vihar. Speaking on the occasion, Telangana Chief Minister K Chandrashekar Rao made it clear that his party is completely supporting the NDA candidate. He sought the blessings of Ram Nath for development of the State. It may be recalled that Meira Kumar had disclosed on Monday that opposition parties had strategies to obtain support from the TRS.
The Chief Minister reminded that Telangana was formed on June 2, 2014, when the State was facing many problems. However, the State could overcome severe power crisis within a short time. Saying that Telangana has now emerged as a welfare State, he pointed out that the government is giving pensions to nearly 30 lakh people.
Later, the Chief Minister hosted lunch in honour of Kovind. Union Ministers Venkaiah Naidu, Bandaru Dattatreya and many BJP leaders, TRS MPs, MLAs and other important leaders and functionaries participated in it.
Union Minister Venkaiah Naidu thanked TRS and the Chief Minister for supporting the NDA candidate. Heaping praises on TRS for being the first non-NDA party to announce support for Kovind, Venkaiah Naidu said the NDA candidate is apolitical and has experience to fulfil the Constitutional obligations, as he had functioned as a Governor.
Kovind will later be travelling to Vijayawada to seek support from legislators and MPs of Andhra Pradesh.