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NCP denies voting for Kovind

IANS  |  Mumbai 

The Nationalist Party (NCP) on Monday dismissed reports that its lawmakers were voting for the candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the Presidential

"The rumours that MPs and MLAs are voting for the presidential candidate are false. We are voting for our candidate, Meira Kumar," spokesperson Nawab Malik said in a statement.

"We have been part of her candidature selection process and we were with her during filing of her nomination papers. All rumours are baseless and should be ignored," he added.

Malik's statement came in response to reports in a section of the media that its legislators and MPs were voting for Kovind on Monday.

On Saturday, independent legislator Ravi Rana said that at least 10 and five legislators from the state would vote for the candidate.

However, leaders of both parties immediately pooh-poohed his claims and said they were meant to create confusion.

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