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Vote for ideology that binds India: Meira Kumar tells lawmakers

17 July 2017

While UP Chief Minister Yogi Adityanath went to the state assembly to cast his vote for the President along with all his MLAs, Shivpal fueling the Samajwadi feud announced that around 15 MLA's from the party voted for the BJP candidate.

"I do not think so at all", Patnaik told newspersons while replying a question on the possibility of the cross- voting in the Presidential polls.

The move is being seen as an effort to reach out to the young and new voters ahead of the 2019 Lok Sabha elections.

Union ministers are confident of Kovind's decisive victory and he will turn out to be an honest president as his career has always been spotless.

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WITH just ten days to go before President Pranab Mukherjee's term expires, the stage is set for the voting in presidential election on Monday for a poll that is tilted in the favour of the ruling BJP-led NDA coalition. Ramnath Kovind is a leader and politician of BJP and he was nominated for Presidential election. He is pitted against opposition's nominee Meira Kumar.

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As the Presidential Elections 2017 is underway, Congress-led Opposition Nominee Meira Kumar stated that her battle is of ideologies and she has urged the collegiums to listen to their conscience for the best interest of the country.

Another Congress leader Mallikarjun Kharge appealed all leaders to vote as per their conscience. Apart from Mr Kumar, BJP chief Amit Shah and finance minister Arun Jaitley also addressed the MPs. "Hope the electoral college picks the custodian of India's Constitution thoughtfully".

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Kovind hails from from Kanpur Dehat district, Uttar Pradesh and completed his B.Com, L.L.B. from Kanpur University (Uttar Pradesh).

Interestingly, Nationalist Congress Party legislator from Benaulim Churchill Alemao also attended the meeting. "This session gives the country an opportunity to elect the president and the vice president". Both Kovind and Kumar are from the Dalit community and have canvassed hard by visiting states to seek support of legislators. "Winning or losing is a different issue".

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Vote for ideology that binds India: Meira Kumar tells lawmakers