• search
For Quick Alerts
Subscribe Now  
For Quick Alerts
ALLOW NOTIFICATIONS  
For Daily Alerts

    Presidential polls: PM Modi congratulates Ram Nath Kovind 'in advance'

    By Ians
    |

    NEW DELHI: Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Sunday congratulated NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind "in advance" and assured him of his government's support, a day before the election to the top constitutional post.

    Addressing a meeting of National Democratic Alliance parliamentarians on the eve of the commencement of the monsoon session of parliament, Modi urged the alliance lawmakers, including legislators in the states, to cast their ballot.

    Ram Nath Kovind along with Narendra Modi

    Parliamentary Affairs Minister H N Ananth Kumar later said that the meeting, held in the Parliament House Library building, was also addressed by Bharatiya Janata Party chief Amit Shah and leaders of other alliance parties, including Lok Janshakti Party chief Ram Vilas Paswan and Shiromani Akali Dal's Harsimrat Kaur Badal.

    Ananth Kumar said Modi noted that Chief Ministers of Odisha, Bihar, Telangana and Tamil Nadu had extended their support to Kovind.

    Modi was quoted as saying that there was "clarity" about the presidential poll and the "road ahead is also clear".

    The Prime Minister said he will be delighted to work with Kovind.

    Modi asked NDA parliamentarians to make special effort to reach out to the youth who will become voters after January 1, 2018.

    He dubbed them 'new millennium voters' and called upon the MPs to organise programmes to honour them and make them aware about the worth of vote.

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

    Before addressing NDA MPs, Modi also addressed a meeting of BJP parliamentary party executive committee.

    Those present included party leaders L K Advani, Murli Manohar Joshi, Sushma Swaraj, Arun Jaitley, M. Venkaiah Naidu, Ananth Kumar and Thawar Chand Gehlot, besides Shah.

    IANS

    For Daily Alerts

    For Breaking News from Oneindia
    Get instant news updates throughout the day.

    Notification Settings X
    Time Settings
    Done
    Clear Notification X
    Do you want to clear all the notifications from your inbox?
    Settings X
    X
    We use cookies to ensure that we give you the best experience on our website. This includes cookies from third party social media websites and ad networks. Such third party cookies may track your use on Oneindia sites for better rendering. Our partners use cookies to ensure we show you advertising that is relevant to you. If you continue without changing your settings, we'll assume that you are happy to receive all cookies on Oneindia website. However, you can change your cookie settings at any time. Learn more