Ram Nath Kovind files nomination for Presidential election


New Delhi: NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind filed his nomination papers on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP president Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of NDA-ruled states.

BJP patriarch LK Advani, along with other senior party leaders Murli Manohar Joshi, Sushma Swaraj, Venkaiah Naidu others were also present.

Kovind filed his nomination at Parliament House.

Some heads of other political parties which are supporting his candidature were also present.

Kovind is former Governor of Bihar. In the Presidential election scheduled for July 17, he will face off with the Congress-led opposition candidate Meira Kumar, whose nomination was announced on Thursday. Counting of votes is expected to take place on July 20.

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