Why didn't Cong make Meira Kumar president when in power

Why didn't Cong make Meira Kumar president when in power

Jun 24,2017 , 08:22 PM IST | Telangana
Union minister Bandaru Dattatreya today sought to know why the Congress did not make Babu Jagjivan Ram prime minister and his daughter Meira Kumar president when the party was in power.
Kovind to go on nation-wide tour from June 25

Kovind to go on nation-wide tour from June 25

Jun 23,2017 , 07:32 PM IST | National
NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will start a nation-wide tour on June 25, stopping first in Uttar Pradesh, where he will talk to members of the electoral college that votes for the new president
Kovind files Presidential nomination, vows to uphold dignity of office

Kovind files Presidential nomination, vows to uphold dignity of office

Jun 23,2017 , 04:15 PM IST | National
NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Friday filed his nomination here for the July 17 Presidential elections and pledged to uphold the dignity of the country's top constitutional post.
Kovind files nomination for Presidential election

Kovind files nomination for Presidential election

Jun 23,2017 , 12:42 PM IST | National
NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind filed his nomination for the July 17 election here on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi, BJP President Amit Shah and Chief Ministers of NDA-ruled states.
NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind gets a new address - Mahesh Sharma's Akbar Rd residence

NDA's Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind gets a new address - Mahesh Sharma's Akbar Rd residence

Jun 22,2017 , 07:28 PM IST | National
Union Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma's residence in Akbar Road will be the new temporary address of BJP's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind.
Presidential Elections 2017: Ram Nath Kovind to file nomination tomorrow

Presidential Elections 2017: Ram Nath Kovind to file nomination tomorrow

Jun 22,2017 , 07:20 PM IST | National
NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will file his nomination papers tomorrow in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and most BJP-led NDA chief ministers, besides the heads of some other parties supporting his candidature.
Opposition chooses Meira Kumar as its prez candidate

Opposition chooses Meira Kumar as its prez candidate

Jun 22,2017 , 05:55 PM IST | National
The opposition today chose former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar, a Dalit, as its candidate for president against NDA's Ram Nath Kovind.
Kovind gets new address in Delhi

Kovind gets new address in Delhi

Jun 22,2017 , 04:15 PM IST | National
NDA Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind will now be staying at 10, Akbar Road, currently allotted to Culture Minister Mahesh Sharma.
Ruling AIADMK faction to support Kovind

Ruling AIADMK faction to support Kovind

Jun 21,2017 , 09:14 PM IST | National
Tamil Nadu's ruling AIADMK faction on Wednesday announced its support for NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.
Opposition split wide open, JD-U to back Kovind

Opposition split wide open, JD-U to back Kovind

Jun 21,2017 , 09:02 PM IST | National
The opposition on Wednesday suffered a big blow with JD-U deciding to back the NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the President's election boosting the numbers for the ruling side while the rivals made it clear that they will put up a candidate.
Prez Polls: Left likely to prop up Prakash Ambedkar against Ram Nath Kovind; admit they will lose

Prez Polls: Left likely to prop up Prakash Ambedkar against Ram Nath Kovind; admit they will lose

Jun 21,2017 , 06:03 PM IST | National
Prakash Ambedkar, a former MP and grandson of B R Ambedkar, is emerging as the top pick of Left parties for the presidential election. CPI(M) General Secretary Sitaram Yechury is holding informal consultations with the Congress and non-NDA parties to know their opinion about his candidature, sources in Left parties said today.
Janata Dal-United to back Kovind: MLA

Janata Dal-United to back Kovind: MLA

Jun 21,2017 , 02:07 PM IST | National
Bihar's ruling Janata Dal-United (JD-U) has decided to back NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind in the Presidential election, JD-U legislator Ratnesh Sada said on Wednesday.
Prez Polls: With Sena on board, Ram Nath Kovind likely to get much more support than Pranab Mukherjee

Prez Polls: With Sena on board, Ram Nath Kovind likely to get much more support than Pranab Mukherjee

Jun 20,2017 , 09:34 PM IST | National
The electoral college numbers seem to be stacked in favour of NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind and he may well end up getting more votes than incumbent President Pranab Mukherjee and his predecessor Pratibha Patil.
Ram Nath Kovind in RS: When NDA's Prez candidate said that the judiciary, like presidency can be criticised

Ram Nath Kovind in RS: When NDA's Prez candidate said that the judiciary, like presidency can be criticised

Jun 20,2017 , 08:15 PM IST | National
Ram Nath Kovind believes that if the president of the country can be criticised, there is no reason why members of the judiciary cannot be pulled up.
I have a very old relation with him: Mulayam Singh Yadav backs Ram Nath Kovind for President

I have a very old relation with him: Mulayam Singh Yadav backs Ram Nath Kovind for President

Jun 20,2017 , 06:13 PM IST | National
Samajwadi Party patriarch Mulayam Singh Yadav on Tuesday extended his support to NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, saying that he is a deserving candidate.
When RSS loyalist Kovind said Islam, Christianity are alien to India

When RSS loyalist Kovind said Islam, Christianity are alien to India

Jun 20,2017 , 03:49 PM IST | National
 "Islam and Christianity are alien" to India, NDAs Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind said seven years ago when he was just appointed a BJP spokesperson.
Ram Nath Kovind quits as Bihar Governor

Ram Nath Kovind quits as Bihar Governor

Jun 20,2017 , 03:19 PM IST | National
The NDA's Presidential candidate, Ram Nath Kovind, has resigned as the Governor of Bihar, it was announced on Tuesday.
Presidential election: Congress spurns consensus on BJP nominee Ram Nath Kovind

Presidential election: Congress spurns consensus on BJP nominee Ram Nath Kovind

Jun 19,2017 , 08:25 PM IST | National
The Congress on Monday spurned the Bharatiya Janata Party’s (BJP) appeal for consensus on its presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind and said the opposition would take a call on contesting the election after a meeting on 22 June.
BJP's presidential nominee announcement leaves no scope for discussion: Left

BJP's presidential nominee announcement leaves no scope for discussion: Left

Jun 19,2017 , 08:16 PM IST | National
Accusing the BJP of unilaterally deciding its presidential candidate, the Left parties on Monday said there was no more scope for discussion with the ruling party and the issue would now be decided among opposition.
Presidential Poll 2017: Congress unlikely to back NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind

Presidential Poll 2017: Congress unlikely to back NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind

Jun 19,2017 , 07:36 PM IST | National
The Congress today spurned the BJP's appeal for consensus on its choice for president and said the opposition would take a call on contesting the election after a meeting on June 22.
NDA's Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind leaves for New Delhi to meet PM Modi

NDA's Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind leaves for New Delhi to meet PM Modi

Jun 19,2017 , 07:25 PM IST | National
Prime Minister Narendra Modi has backed National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) Presidential nominee Bihar Governor Ramnath Kovind and has
Never heard of NDA presidential candidate Kovind: Mamata

Never heard of NDA presidential candidate Kovind: Mamata

Jun 19,2017 , 07:21 PM IST | National
Expressing surprise at the BJP's decision to name Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA's presidential candidate, West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee on Monday claimed she has never heard of the nominee and termed it a "not so mature" move.
From lawyer to champion of weaker sections: Who is Ram Nath Kovind?

From lawyer to champion of weaker sections: Who is Ram Nath Kovind?

Jun 19,2017 , 06:11 PM IST | National
A crusader for the rights of the weaker sections of the society, 71-year-old Ram Nath Kovind is a lawyer-turned-politician, whose choice as the BJP-led NDA's presidential candidate is being seen as a political masterstroke.
Nitish praises Kovind, mum on his party's support

Nitish praises Kovind, mum on his party's support

Jun 19,2017 , 06:07 PM IST | National
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday showered praise on Governor Ram Nath Kovind, whom the ruling NDA earlier in the day named as its candidate for the July 17 presidential election, saying he is "personally glad" over his candidature.
Not against Kovind's nomination: Mayawati

Not against Kovind's nomination: Mayawati

Jun 19,2017 , 06:07 PM IST | National
Bahujan Samajwadi Party (BSP) chief Mayawati on Monday said her party will not oppose Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind's candidature as presidential nominee unless the opposition announces a popular Dalit name.
KCR extends support to NDA's Presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind

KCR extends support to NDA's Presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind

Jun 19,2017 , 04:36 PM IST | Telangana
With NDA announcing Ramnath Kovind as the Presidential nominee, Telangana Chief Minister and TRS President K Chandrashekhar Rao has extended his support for the candidate after speaking to Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
TDP welcomes BJP's choice for president's post

TDP welcomes BJP's choice for president's post

Jun 19,2017 , 04:04 PM IST | Andhra Pradesh
The Telugu Desam Party, an ally of the NDA, today welcomed the BJP's decision to put up Bihar Governor and Dalit leader Ram Nath Kovind as the alliance's candidate for the presidential election.
BJP names Ram Nath Kovind as NDA Presidential candidate

BJP names Ram Nath Kovind as NDA Presidential candidate

Jun 19,2017 , 02:08 PM IST | National
BJP names Ram Nath Kovind as NDA Presidential candidate