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Kovind made president because of his caste: Gehlot

Press Trust of India  |  Jaipur 

Chief Minister on Wednesday said was made of the country to balance caste equations ahead of the assembly election in in 2017.

"People even say that was made considering assembly elections in 2017. I was reading an article. He (Narendra Modi) was afraid that he was not going to form the government in chief might have given him suggestion after which it was decided to make the president," Gehlot told reporters here at a press conference.

Kovind was elected in July 2017 and Gujarat assembly elections were held in December in the year.

"(Lal Krishna) Advani was left out though he had to become the president. People of the country had expectation that he (Advani) will get the honour which he deserved but was deprived. Though it is BJP's internal issue, I am discussing it because I read an article," the chief minister added.

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First Published: Wed, April 17 2019. 15:00 IST