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Wrap-up: Prez poll turns warm-up match

BJP and opposition pick dalits with an eye on the 2019 Lok Sabha polls.

25 Jun 2017 2:26 AM

Ram Nath Kovind reaches out to all: ‘Prez is above politics’

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

Opposition presidential nominee to get Z-plus security

At present, Ms Kumar has X-category security cover which only includes some PSOs from the local police.

24 Jun 2017 12:56 AM

Take decision in best interest of country, says Meira Kumar

The statement said that the coming polls was a fight of ideology.

24 Jun 2017 12:51 AM

Bihar ki beti chosen only to lose, says Nitish Kumar

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


Has 'Bihar Ki Beti' been chosen to lose, asks Nitish, says will not change stand

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

Don't make a historic blunder, support 'Bihar ki Beti' Meira Kumar: Lalu to Nitish

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

Prez post above party politics, will maintain its dignity: Ram Nath Kovind

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

Centre certain of Ram Nath Kovind's victory in prez poll, says Hansraj Ahir

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

Ram Nath Kovind files nomination; Modi, NDA CMs present

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


It’s dalit vs dalit in Prez contest

The BJP-led NDA is far ahead of its rivals in electoral college votes.

23 Jun 2017 2:23 AM

Meira Kumar a diplomat-turned-politician

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

Opposition names Meira Kumar as Presidential candidate

JD(U) sticks to backing Kovind, Lalu calls it a ‘historic’ mistake.

23 Jun 2017 1:11 AM

Presidential polls: Meira Kumar made ‘scapegoat’ by Oppn, claims BJP

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 thanks Opposition for Presidential nomination

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


Prez polls: BSP chief Mayawati says ‘will support Meira Kumar’

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

Prez polls: Lalu Yadav says ‘Will meet Nitish, ask him not to back Kovind'

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

Presidential polls: Oppn fields Meira Kumar against NDA’s Kovind

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

Prez polls: Oppn names Dalit candidate Meira Kumar against Ram Nath Kovind

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

Presidential polls: As Opposition meet begins, here's a look at who stands where

Meira Kumar, Prakash Ambedkar, Gopal Krishna Gandhi and Sushil Kumar Shinde are prospective candidates in the fray.

22 Jun 2017 5:07 PM