Kovind meets Vajpayee, to file nomination today

22 Jun 2017

NDA's Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind today met former prime minister Atal Bihari Vajpayee to seek his blessings.

Kovind was accompanied by his wife during the meeting at Vajpayee's residence. He had paid courtesy visits to BJP veterans L K Advani and Murli Manohar Joshi on Wednesday. Kovind will file his nomination papers on Friday in the presence of Prime Minister Narendra Modi and most BJP-led NDA chief ministers, besides the heads of some other parties supporting his candidature.

BJP president Amit Shah will also be present when Kovind files his papers, as will the Telangana and Tamil Nadu chief ministers, two leaders from non-NDA parties supporting Kovind, sources in the southern parties said.