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JD-U to back Ram Nath Kovind, to skip opposition meet

JD-U said the decision has been conveyed to Sonai Gandhi and Lalu Yadav

IANS  |  Patna 

Ram Nath Kovind, Bihar Governor, presidential candidate
Union Sports Minister Vijay Goel welcomes BJP’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind at Bihar Niwas in Delhi on Tuesday. (Photo: PTI)

The JD-U on Wednesday decided to back the nominee Ram Nath Kovind for President and skip the opposition meeting in New Delhi on Thursday, bringing to the surface cracks in the opposition.

"JD-U has decided to support Kovind in the presidential election.

Since the party has decided to support the nominee, there is no need to attend the meeting of the opposition parties convened by Congress President Sonia Gandhi," Janata Dal-United spokesman Rajiv Ranjan told IANS.

He also said that the party's decision has been conveyed to Gandhi and Lalu Prasad, the chief of coalition partner RJD.

First Published: Wed, June 21 2017. 20:07 IST