The move follows the controversy witnessed in the Rajya Sabha polls in Haryana a year ago where a few votes were disqualified for using the wrong colour ink. The leaders had to choose from the two contenders NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind and opposition candidate Meira Kumar.
The promised support from the BJD, the TRS and the YSR Congress and likely backing from the AIADMK factions could offset the shortfall of the presidential votes by a substantial margin. "The nation would be secured if he is elected the President of India", Nath told IANS after casting his vote at the Tripura Assembly lobby. Mamata said, "We are voting for Meira Kumar because it's a vote against the atrocities of the Bharatiya Janata Party, violence in the name of cow vigilantism, interference in federal structure".
On the other hand, Kovind, nurtured in the Rashtriya Swayamsevak Sangh (RSS), had said the president's post was above party politics. Samajwadi Party led by Mulayam Singh is supporting NDA's Candidate while Akhilesh Yadav's faction is supporting Meira Kumar. The votes would be counted and results would be announced on July 20. "We six MLAs have cast our votes in favour of Ram Nath Kovind".
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Both Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Congress leader Sonia Gandhi on Sunday made last-ditch efforts to convince the Electoral College members - MPs and MLAs - to back their candidates. The victor will succeed the incumbent President Pranab Mukherjee, who demits office on July 25.
Congress leader Ghulam Nabi Azad said the fight between Kovind and Kumar was "one of ideologies" and rated the latter as the best choice for the presidents post. The value of an MLA's vote depends on the population of the state he or she represents but the value of a vote given by an MP remains 708 irrespective of the number of people he/she is representing.
Before addressing NDA MPs, Modi also addressed a meeting of BJP parliamentary party executive committee.
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Earlier, Ghafoor alleged at a press briefing that ceasefire violations by India along the LoC were the highest in 2017. Pakistan's military denied the allegations and said it had not committed ceasefire violations.
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NAIJ.com, recalls that at least 11 persons were killed in multiple bomb explosions on Tuesday night, July 11, in Maiduguri . It is the second time in a week that four female suicide bombers have sought to cause carnage in Maiduguri .
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