Kovind seeks Arunachal MLAs' support

Itanagar
6 Jul 2017

NDA Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind today said that the President's post is above politics and his effort will be to take every state in the country towards prosperity.
A President never belongs to any party. All people irrespective of caste, creed and religion, state are equal. Vote bank is not important for me but development matters, Koving said addressing BJP legislators here. Kovind, accompanied by Union ministers Raj Narendra Singh Tomar and Kiren Rijiju, BJP national general secretary Ram Madhav, Lok Sabha MP Ram Vichar Nittam and North East Democratic Alliance (NEDA) convenor Himata Biswa Sharma, arrived here in the morning for a day-long visit to garner support of the MLAs of Arunachal Pradesh.
Kovind said his dream is of a developed India and equitable development for all sections of the people and regions. Equality among states and people should be the mantra so that the country develops. Appreciating the people of the state for their skill in speaking Hindi, Kovind said "I feel like I am with the people from my home state Uttar Pradesh. "Arunachal Pradesh with its rich cultural heritage may be a small state, but for me it is equally important like UP and other states of the country," he said adding the isolation syndrome of the people of the North East has been removed after NDA came to power at the Centre.
Kovind also convened a separate meeting with the nine legislators of People Party of Arunachal (PPA), a constituent partner of NEDA, where the MLAs extended their support to him.