On Friday, Sinha telephoned Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Defence Minister Rajnath Singh's offices seeking their support for the poll.
On the other hand, in order to upset the BJP’s apple cart and keep its tribal vote base intact, the conch party has already started working on its strategy.
Two tribal leaders from Odisha- former Jharkhand governor and State BJP leader Draupadi Murmu and former Union Tribal Affairs Minister Jual Oram are at the forefront for the next President of India.
As per the poll schedule, notification for the President election will be issued on June 15 and the last day of filing nomination will be June 29.
Bhubaneswar: Questioning BJD’s support to BJP nominee Ram Nath Kovind for President, the party MP Bhartruhari Mahatab on Sunday said Naveen Patnaik should have waited till UPA’s declaration of its candidate. In his editorial ‘President Election- Dalit vs Dalit’, Mahatab once again rattled the BJD and expressed displeasure over the party’s decision to support Kovind. […]
New Delhi: With 17 opposition parties picking former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar to take on NDA’s Ram Nath Kovind, the stage is set for a Dalit-versus-Dalit contest for the country’s top constitutional post. Congress President Sonia Gandhi announced the name of party leader Meira Kumar at a meeting of the 17 parties including the […]
Patna: Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today said the BJP should try to build a consensus on the Presidential candidate by talking to all the parties and favoured a second term for Pranab Mukherjee. The JD(U) president said that re-election of President Mukherjee with consensus will set a good precedent, but added that it was […]
Bhubaneswar: The upcoming presidential election is seemingly dividing the country’s political landscape into distinct quarters with an anti-BJP front beginning to take shape. After JD (U) confirmed of Nitish Kumar’s discussions with BJD chief Naveen Patnaik, senior leader of Nationalist Congress Party (NCP) DP Tripathy has also indicated that plans are afoot to develop a […]
Bhubaneswar: It is not lost on anyone that the non-BJP parties will be aligning themselves on one side of the fence to put up a fight against the BJP in the upcoming presidential elections. After JD(U) chief Nitish Kumar met Sonia Gandhi yesterday, JD(U) spokesperson KC Tyagi confirmed that the former also held discussions with […]