The Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) on Saturday slammed the Congress Party for ‘dividing’ the nation on the upcoming presidential election.
While appreciating Bihar Chief Minister, Nitish Kumar’s, decision to support NDA’s presidential nominee, Ram Nath Kovind, BJP leader, Siddharth Nath Singh, said that the Congress has always worked towards dividing or insulting the democracy in the past also.
“What Nitish Kumar has said is absolutely true and we have seen in past, that Congress, in particular, has always liked to divide or insult the democracy. Everybody knows that Ramnath Kovind is the victorious candidate. Therefore, there was no need to divide the nation on the Presidential election,” Singh said.
Meanwhile, BJP leader Shahnawaz Hussain, expressed confidence over the victory of Kovind in the presidential polls.
“The Congress knows that Ramnath Kovind will win the election. If they wanted, they should have nominated Meira Kumar earlier,” Hussain told ANI.
The Opposition, on Thursday, announced Meira Kumar as their Presidential nominee. She is the former Speaker of Lok Sabha.
Ram Nath Kovind filed his nomination on Friday.
The election for the President of India will be held on July 17 and the counting of the votes will be done on July 20.