NDA Presidential candidate Kovind meets Vajpayee

Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind

New Delhi, June 22  NDA’s Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind on Thursday met ailing former Prime Minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee at his residence here.

Kovind, 71, who was announced as the presidential nominee by the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) chief Amit Shah on June 19, called on Vajpayee at his Krishna Menon Marg residence. Kovind was accompanied by his wife.

Following his nomination, Kovind has been meeting several senior BJP leaders. He was once a general secretary of the party. On Wednesday he met BJP veteran L.K. Advani and Murali Manohar Joshi here.

Kovind will file his nomination papers on Friday, following which he was expected to reach out to the opposition parties for their support.

The Presidential election is scheduled for July 17.

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