Ram Nath Kovind : Reasons for Nitish backing NDA presidential candidate
Nitish Kumar convened his party meeting on 21 June , just a day before Congress president Sonia Gandhi’s meeting with all Opposition leaders and decided to back the NDA presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind. As per sources Nitish was in a hurry to extend his support to Kovind as he could not have done so once the name of former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar , was announced. Nitish, who has a personal rapport with former Bihar Lok Sabha MP Meira Kumar, could not have mustered courage to refuse support to her. However , this is not all and there are few more reasons for Nitish's backing of Kovind.