JD-U firm on supporting NDA even as oppn pits Meira against KovindJune 22, 2017 22:16
After the opposition named former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar as its Presidential nominee, the Janata Dal-United on Thursday remained firm on its stand of supporting NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.
"We decided to extend our support to Kovind and our decision will not change. We took everything into consideration. We can't change our decision every other second," JD-U leader KC Tyagi told ANI.
Tyagi earlier in the day asserted that his party supported Kovind because he has proven his calibre at all levels.
"Ram Nath Kovind's tenure in Bihar has been laudable. He has always performed his constitutional duties wonderfully. And as a governor, he has conducted himself very well and executed his duties with finesse," said Tyagi.
The party downplayed the reports of it opting out of the grand alliance and said that that favouring Kovind is the single incident where the party has supported the Bharatiya Janata Party..
Meanwhile, Rashtriya Janata Dal chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said that he would appeal to Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar to rethink over his decision of supporting Kovind.