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Presidential election: Mayawati can't openly oppose a Dalit, says NCP

Mayawati is opposing because Ram Nath Kovind happens to be a RSS man: NCP

ANI  |  Mumbai/Patna 

The Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) on Tuesday said Bahujan Samaj Party (BSP) supremo Mayawati's slight opposition to Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind's nomination as presidential candidate is due to his affiliation with the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS). Reacting to Mayawati's "Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) should have selected a name from a non-political background which will be better" remark, NCP leader Majeed Memon said the former cannot openly oppose a Dalit candidate so she went the other way. "Since Mayawati has to take care of her Dalit vote ...

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First Published: Tue, June 20 2017. 07:57 IST
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