Ram Nath Kovind Campaign In Southern States From July 1

While joint opposition Presidential candidate Meira Kumar launched her campaign from Sabarmati Ashram in Ahmedabad on Friday, NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind who already launched his campaign and has been touring various States, will be touring in Southern States from Saturday.

New Delhi: As the race for President picks up the pace, NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will be visiting the Southern States from July 1. Though the win of NDA candidate is said to be certain, Kovind personally will interact with legislators of various political parties who supported his candidature.

As both ruling and opposition parties in few States like Telangana and Andhra Pradesh announced support to him, Kovind will speak to the MPs and MLAs of these States separately.

More Independents and smaller parties, including the INLD in Haryana, are lending their support to Kovind.

According to the schedule that was announced, Kovind will be in Chennai on July 1. He will be meeting both factions of AIADMK separately. Other parties supporting his candidature would also attend the meetings said party sources. Both the factions of AIADMK announced their support to Kovind for the country’s top Constitutional post.

The former Bihar governor will be arriving in Telangana on July 4. It is known that ruling Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS) announced its support to his candidature. Later he will be travelling to Andhra Pradesh.

He will be in Karnataka on July 5, said BJP sources.

He will be accompanied by Union Minister J P Nadda and BJP general secretary Muralidhar Rao during his visit to Tamil Nadu and by Union Ministers Arun Jaitley and Venkaiah Naidu, besides Rao, in Telangana and Andhra Pradesh.

Union Ministers Thawar Chand Gehlot and Ananth Kumar, besides BJP general secretary Saroj Pandey, will accompany him during his meetings with the lawmakers in Karnataka. The MPs and MLAs supporting Kovind’s candidature in Kerala and Puducherry will be part of his Chennai meetings.

Around 21 CMs and 30 political parties announced their support to Kovind. Even Bihar CM Nitish Kumar, who was a part of the united opposition, extended his support to Kovind instead of the joint opposition candidate Meira Kumar.

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