Presidential campaign: Kovind to visit Srinagar on June 28

AIADMK Amma Faction Extends Support For NDA's Presidential Candidate Kovind

Stating that "emergency" was a black spot in the nation's history, Sushil, former deputy chief minister of Bihar said that the Congress can not absolve of its "sin" of proclaiming emergency on June 25, 1975 by the then Indira Gandhi government to just remain in power.

With the backing of parties outside the alliance like TRS (2 per cent), AIADMK (5.39 per cent), YSR Congress (1.53 per cent) and BJD (2.99 per cent), the NDA's support reaches almost 63 per cent with JD-U contributing 1.91 per cent.

Former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar has been announced as the Opposition's Presidential nominee. And that's in a country where the Dalit population is 16.6 per cent of the total population. "Parties should have risen from political constraints".

Which way this block tilts will mainly depend on the campaign strategy of the contestants of the ruling party and the Opposition.

India's prime minister wields most of the executive power, but the president can send back some parliamentary bills for reconsideration and also plays a guiding role in the process of forming governments. The value of vote of MLAs of Tamilnadu and Jharkhand in 176 each. The rest of Kovind's vote value - 3,11,685 - will come from state legislators.


Kumar, who will file her nomination for the top constitutional post on Wednesday, made two posts on Twitter and had around a thousand followers by late this evening. Indicating his party's unhappiness with Congress for pushing Kumar's name, he said majority of the Opposition wanted someone from outside the Congress fold.

NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will launch his campaign for the July 17 presidential election from Uttar Pradesh on June 25, informed sources said on Friday. It also has a lead in nearly all states barring West Bengal, Karnataka, Kerala, Punjab, Tripura and Himachal Pradesh.

The President of India is elected by an electoral college, consisting of the elected members of both houses of Parliament, the elected members of the Legislative Assemblies of the 29 states and the elected members of the legislative assemblies of the Union Territories of Delhi and Puducherry.

MPs vote is equal to the total value of all MLA votes divided by the total number of MPs. "However, the BJP had to be given a message that however powerful it may be, it would still need our support in the matters of the national importance", he said.

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