Nitish Kumar rules out change in party’s stand to support NDA’s presidential candidate

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has ruled out any change in his party’s stand on supporting the NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind. He was speaking to reporters in Patna on Friday evening after attending Iftar party hosted by the RJD chief Lalu Prasad Yadav. Kumar accused the Congress of propping up ‘Bihar ki beti’ Meira Kumar as the opposition’s candidate for a lost cause. He said, the president’s chair was not for a political battle.
He said, the JD(U) took the decision after considering all aspects and the election for the top office should not be a matter of confrontation. Bihar Chief Minister asserted that instead of devising a strategy for victory in 2019 Lok Sabha polls the opposition has formulated a strategy for “defeat”.
Kumar, also said his party had always taken independent decisions. He said JD(U) supported the candidature of Pranab Mukherjee, who was then the UPA’s nominee, for the post while being in the NDA.

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