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Presidential election 2017: CM Manik Sarkar and other MLAs cast vote today
By Our Correspondent, 17/07/2017, Agartala

 

Along with the other States, CM Manik Sarkar and other MLA’s in the state on Monday has cast their votes in favor their favorable candidate for the Presidential Candidate election. It is to be mentioned here that the vote cast has began since morning 10 AM at the Tripura Assembly.  

The elected representative of the Parliament and various state assemblies on Monday case their vote to elect India’s next President. 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. In the last presidential election in 2012, Pranab Mukherjee had defeated P.A. Sangma and got over 69 per cent votes. 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.

 
 
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