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NDA's presidential nominee Kovind to visit Gujarat tomorrow

Press Trust of India  |  Gandhinagar 

NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind will visit tomorrow as part of his nation-wide tour to seek support from elected representatives.

Though president and the party's state in- charge Bhupendra Yadav were also scheduled to arrive here along with Kovind, both have cancelled their visit as they have to attend a programme in Delhi, chief Jitu Vaghani said in a release today.

Instead, Union minister and senior party leader Vijayvargiya will accompany Kovind, the release said.

On July 8, the state unit of the had announced that Kovind and Shah would visit on July 11.

However, the party postponed the visit following the terrorist attack on a bus in on July 10 in which seven pilgrims from Gujarat and were killed.

As per the release, Kovind will be welcomed at the airport by Gujarat Chief Minister Vijay Rupani, his deputy Nitin Patel, several ministers and senior BJP leaders.

Kovind will then head to Gandhinagar, where he will hold a meeting with BJP MP from Gujarat, state legislators and the party's BJP's core committee members regarding the upcoming presidential election.

Gadkari and Vijayvargiya will also be present during the meeting. All the three would leave for in the night, the release stated.

The opposition's presidential candidate and former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar had launched her campaign from the Sabarmati Ashram on June 22.

The presidential election is scheduled for July 17 and the counting of votes will take place on July 20.

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First Published: Fri, July 14 2017. 22:22 IST