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Kovind meets BJP MPs, MLAs in Chhattisgarh for support in Presidential poll

BJP has 49 legislators in the 90-member state assembly

Press Trust of India  |  Raipur 

File photo of Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind, who was announced as NDA's presidential candidate.
File photo of NDA presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind

The Democratic Alliance's (NDA's) presidential nominee on Sunday met Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) MPs and MLAs from in Raipur and sought their support for his candidature.

The meeting was held at Chief Minister Raman Singh's official residence in the presence of Finance Minister Arun Jaitley.

"Kovind ji, I and the chief minister held a meeting with (BJP) MPs and MLAs. We hope Kovind ji will get a good number of votes from Chhattisgarh," Jailtey told reporters.

The closed-door meeting lasted about one hour. BJP office bearers, including the party's state chief Dharamlal Kaushik, were also in attendance.

Earlier, Kovind was given a rousing welcome at the Swami Vivekananda Airport in Raipur upon his arrival.

The BJP has 49 legislators in the 90-member state assembly. The ruling party has 10 Lok Sabha members out of 11 in

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First Published: Sun, July 09 2017. 21:50 IST