BJP and opposition pick dalits with an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.
25 Jun 2017 2:26 AM
Kovind will also be the second dalit to occupy the office after K.R. Narayanan, who was at Rashtrapati Bhavan from 1997 to 2002.
24 Jun 2017 1:25 AM
At present, Ms Kumar has X-category security cover which only includes some PSOs from the local police.
24 Jun 2017 12:56 AM
The statement said that the coming polls was a fight of ideology.
24 Jun 2017 12:51 AM
The hard-hitting statement came a day after Lalu Yadav warned him of making “a historical blunder” by extending support to the Bihar Governor.
24 Jun 2017 12:41 AM
Kovind was the Governor of Bihar before being chosen as NDA nominee for the July 17 prez polls billed as a 'dalit versus dalit' contest.
23 Jun 2017 10:04 PM
Lalu Prasad however said that the difference in views will not have any impact on the Grand Alliance government in Bihar.
23 Jun 2017 6:41 PM
Kovind filed his nomination papers on Friday for the July 17 presidential election in the presence of PM Narendra Modi and other leaders.
23 Jun 2017 2:14 PM
MoS (home) said Ram Nath Kovind is a qualifying candidate and his party and all sections of society are happy with it.
23 Jun 2017 11:52 AM
The name of the 2-term RS member did not figure among probables but his nomination by the BJP is being seen as a ‘political masterstroke’.
23 Jun 2017 9:04 AM
The BJP-led NDA is far ahead of its rivals in electoral college votes.
23 Jun 2017 2:23 AM
The soft-spoken 72-year-old Meira Kumar is the daughter of the former dalit icon and deputy prime minister Babu Jagjivan Ram.
23 Jun 2017 2:02 AM
JD(U) sticks to backing Kovind, Lalu calls it a ‘historic’ mistake.
23 Jun 2017 1:11 AM
He questioned why Congress did not nominate Meira Kumar when it was in a position to ensure her victory to the top office.
22 Jun 2017 9:43 PM
Meira Kumar said she is delighted over the unity which represents coming together of forces that have a strong ideological base.
22 Jun 2017 9:09 PM
BSP supremo said the Opposition's nominee for President's post Meira Kumar is more capable and popular than the NDA candidate.
22 Jun 2017 9:00 PM
Lalu Yadav said he would continue to urge JD(U) leader Nitish Kumar to change his decision of supporting NDA’s Presidential candidate.
22 Jun 2017 8:30 PM
Opposition on Thursday named former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar as their nominee while NDA had named ex-Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind.
22 Jun 2017 7:39 PM
The opposition meeting headed by Congress President Sonia Gandhi named Meira Kumar against NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind.
22 Jun 2017 5:37 PM
Meira Kumar, Prakash Ambedkar, Gopal Krishna Gandhi and Sushil Kumar Shinde are prospective candidates in the fray.
22 Jun 2017 5:07 PM