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Not In the Race To Become India’s Next President, Says Nitish Kumar

The election for India’s President shall be held on July 18, relying on July 21. (File)


Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday categorically mentioned he isn’t within the race within the July presidential election setting to relaxation speculations on it.

“I am not in the race to become the country’s next president, nor am I going anywhere. Such reports are unfounded and are mere speculations,” he mentioned to queries by scribes on the sidelines of his weekly public outreach programme. .

The election for the nation’s highest constitutional put up shall be held on July 18 and the counting for it’ll happen on July 21.

“I repeat I am not in the race to become the country’s next president,” was his curt reply when requested to touch upon Bihar Rural Development Minister Shrawan Kumar touch upon his being a worthy candidate for the put up, Immediately after announcement of the schedule for the presidential ballot on June 9, Shrawan Kumar, who can also be a senior JD(U) chief, had mentioned Nitish Kumar has all the skills required for being president.

He had additionally mentioned “Being a Bihari, I wish that Nitish Kumar will become president of India” and although he isn’t within the race “Every person would want him to become the president of the country”.

“He is a better candidate for the post and he can shoulder the responsibility well,” the minister had insisted.

The ball for Kumar being within the presidential race was set rolling by Maharashtra chief Nawab Malik in February who mentioned that his occasion, headed by Sharad Pawar was able to assist the JD(U) chief for the nation’s highest constitutional workplace if he snapped ties with the BJP.

Batting for Bihar, which he has been helming since 2015 and had accomplished so on 5 earlier events, Nitish Kumar mentioned the alleged use of cash and different corrupt practices within the just lately concluded Rajya Sabha polls doesn’t exist within the state.

“Those states where such incidents have been reported, must learn from Bihar,”.

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