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Will seek support of all major political parties: Ram Nath Kovind

Kovind said he was a "small citizen" entrusted with a big responsibility

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

BJP leaders receive Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind with bouquets upon his arrival at the airport in New Delhi. Photo: PTI
BJP leaders receive Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind with bouquets upon his arrival at the airport in New Delhi. Photo: PTI

The NDA's presidential nominee and Governor on Monday said he will meet leaders of major political and seek their support to emerge as a 'consensus candidate' for the coveted post.

He met Prime Minister and BJP chief after he arrived here in the evening from Patna following the BJP's decision to project him as the ruling candidate as the Head of the State.

Kovind said he was a "small citizen" entrusted with a big responsibility.

"All those who are members of the electoral college...I will meet leaders of major political and seek their support...I hope that every citizen will support me," he said.

After meeting Modi, Kovind briefly visited the Niwas where he declined to answer any question from the media and only said, "I thank everyone."

Non-like BJD, and YSRCP have announced their support to the leader. Kovind is likely to file his nomination on June 23.

If elected, which appears to be a certainty, the 71-year-old former lawyer would be only the second to occupy the Rashtrapati Bhavan after K R Narayanan.

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