Presidential polls: Ram Nath Kovind visits Gurudwara Bangla Sahib ahead of counting of votes

| Updated: Jul 20, 2017 05:02 IST

New Delhi [India], July 19 (ANI): Hours before the counting of ballots for the Presidential election which will begin tomorrow, National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind visited Gurudwara Bangla Sahib on Wednesday night. There are two candidates in the fray for the coveted post- National Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind and United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Meira Kumar. President Pranab Mukherjee's term is expiring on July 25. Ram Nath Kovind, former Governor of Bihar, was announced as the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP)-led NDA's candidate for the post of President of India by BJP president Amit Shah on June 19 2017. Kovind is a leader and a politician from the BJP. Kovind filed his nomination for the election on June 23, 2017. Meira Kumar, the former Speaker of Lok Sabha, was announced as the Indian National Congress (INC)-lead opposition's candidate for the post of President of India, after a meeting held on the June 22, 2017. Both Kovind and Kumar are from the Dalit community and have canvassed hard by visiting states to seek support of legislators. Ballot boxes from 29 state capitals and the union territory of Puducherry have reached Parliament House amid tight security. The Presidential election on July 17 saw 100 percent polling of 11 states. A total of 771 members of Parliament and 4,109 legislators were eligible to cast votes. (ANI)
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