BJP playing vote bank politics by nominating Dalit for president: Shiv Sena

This move will, BJP hopes, reinforce its recent successes in co-opting Dalit communities into its fold, the larger project of consolidation of a mass base that it envisages for itself. He has always been associated with the poor, backwards and Dalits...

"Although Kovind has been associated with the RSS and the BJP from the beginning but since he is a Dalit, our party's stand towards him can not be negative".

Asserting that the decision was one sided and taken without mutual consent, Azad further said that the grand old party would not comment on NDA's Presidential nominee as of now and would meet on June 22 to formally discuss the matter.

"We have decided that Ram Nath Kovind will be NDA Presidential candidate", BJP president Amit Shah said after a almost two-hour meeting here of the party's Parliamentary Board attended by Prime Minister Narendra Modi and senior leaders. But, it looks like Ram Nath Kovind has the numbers - for now at least. Apart from being a top lawyer, he's a two-time member of the Upper House of Parliament (Rajya Sabha).

The Congress too holds a similar view and accused the BJP of unilateralism. However a decision in this regard will be taken only on June 22 when the 18-party opposition front led by the Congress will hold a meeting to discuss the latest development.

The Sena's stance on Kovind's candidature in the upcoming election will be considered crucial as the party is a BJP partner both at the center and in Maharashtra.

Читайте также: Horse race bet with William Hill

BJP's ally and NDA constituent Shiv Sena, which has been at loggerheads with the BJP in Maharashtra, said that the party will decide on the issue in a few days.

Earlier Trinamool's chief national spokesperson Derek O'Brien said: "The name was announced at the BJP press conference". "How many of you logged onto Wikipedia today? I can say that I am surprised by the decision", Banerjee said at Dubai en route the Netherlands to address a United Nations' event.

The Prime Minister said that Kovind will make an exceptional President and continue to be a strong voice for the poor, downtrodden and marginalised. However, there were also those in the opposition who kept their options open.

BJP President Amit Shah had formed a panel comprising senior cabinet ministers Rajnath Singh, Arun Jaitley and M Venkaiah Naidu to consult with allies and opposition parties for the presidential candidate.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar called on Kovind immediately after Shah's announcement. But other parties like the TRS, which is in power in Telangana, were unambiguous in their support.

Kovind has served as a member of several Parliamentary Committees, including Parliamentary Committee on Welfare of Scheduled Castes/Tribes, Parliamentary Committee on Social Justice and Empowerment, among others.

При любом использовании материалов сайта и дочерних проектов, гиперссылка на обязательна.
«» 2007 - 2018 Copyright.
Автоматизированное извлечение информации сайта запрещено.

Код для вставки в блог

Related News:

  • US Federal Reserve hikes rates again as confidence in the economy grows

    The Federal Reserve Chair Janet Yellen said: "our decision reflects the progress the economy has made and is expected to make". The pan-European FTSEurofirst 300 index ended down 0.3 percent and MSCI's gauge of stocks across the globe fell 0.8 percent.
    Van rams Muslim worshippers in London, PM May condemns

    Van rams Muslim worshippers in London, PM May condemns "sickening" attack

    Police arrested the van's driver, but were trying to determine whether the collision was accidental or deliberate. The Met Police said extra police patrols were being deployed to reassure the public and those observing Ramadan.

    NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announces budget's health funding

    The government has allocated $7.7 billion over four years, with $1.5 billion in works allocated for the 2017-18 financial year. Budget delivered: NSW Treasurer Dominic Perrottet announced a surplus of $4.5 billion.
  • Russian Federation warns USA after Syrian jet downed

    The White House also said it would work to keep lines of communication open with Russian Federation amid the new tensions. Associated Press writers Nasser Karimi in Tehran and Jon Gambrell in Dubai, United Arab Emirates, contributed.

    Pepe encourages Cristiano Ronaldo to pick Paris Saint Germain over Manchester United

    Manchester United have been put on red alert after reports that Cristiano Ronaldo has indicated a desire to leave Real Madrid . Ronaldo , sold by United to Real for £80 million in 2009, made all the right noises about a return to Old Trafford in 2013.

    British media name suspect in mosque attack

    Neighbours in the Cardiff suburb where he had lived for several years described him as "aggressive" and "strange". He never caused us any real problems, but we could often hear him shouting from the other side of the street.
  • Uber board weighs report on workplace culture

    Michael would be the biggest name to resign amid Uber's ongoing controversy surrounding its internal culture. Women in Comms' next networking luncheon is coming up on November 1 in London.
    Celtics, 76ers finalize blockbuster deal to swap top picks

    Celtics, 76ers finalize blockbuster deal to swap top picks

    The most complete player in the draft, Fultz is also the best option to pair to Ben Simmons and Joel Embiid . But Fultz is the only prospect who can do all of the things the Sixers need in a player.

    EU, Britain possible to strike 'fair deal'

    It left an image of a dysfunctional Britain coming up against a well-oiled European Union negotiating machine. Mr Barnier said it was important to tackle uncertainties caused by Brexit .
  • Sarfraz hopes lifting of coveted trophy ends Pakistan exile

    Sarfraz hopes lifting of coveted trophy ends Pakistan exile

    Fakhar lofted Ravindra Jadeja over long-on for six and got to three figures by sweeping Ravichandran Ashwin to the boundary. India had three players, batsmen Virat Kohli and Shikhar Dhawan, together with seamer Bhuvneshwar Kumar, in the ICC team .

    Odisha's ruling BJD keeps Prez polls card close to chest

    Speaking to reporters, BJP president Amit Shah said: " Ram Nath Kovind comes from a Dalit family and has struggled a lot". He said the Office of the President of India is above political considerations and BJD wants to keep it above politics.
    S. Korea welcomes N. Korea's release of USA  detainee

    S. Korea welcomes N. Korea's release of USA detainee

    Secretary of State Rex Tillerson announced Tuesday the release of Otto Warmbier (WORM'-bir), a University of Virginia student. During his 18-month incarceration, the Warmbiers have only heard from Otto once - through a letter on March 2, 2016.


Most liked

Grenfell Tower Fire Victim Count Increases, Police Investigate Possible Crimes
The deadly blaze has mushroomed into a political crisis, testing the fragile government of Prime Minister Theresa May . The fire has prompted warnings about fire safety risks in many other council tower blocks built in the same era.

Man rams police vehicle in Paris; attacker likely killed
On Wednesday, the French government is to unveil a new anti-terrorism law, created to allow the state of emergency to be lifted. Previous major attacks targeted the Paris offices of the Charlie Hebdo satirical magazine in January 2015.

Talks begin over British divorce from European Union
He said that's essentially putting jobs and the economy ahead of immigration which is a contentious issue for Britain. The association represents 3,200 businesses with a million employees in Germany making industrial machinery.

Minute's silence for victims of Grenfell Tower blaze
The Grenfell Tower disaster is now the deadliest fire in mainland Britain since at least the turn of the last century. The Prime Minister said there had been "huge frustrations" on the ground as people struggled to find information.

Virat Kohli should be behind the bars, says KRK
The bowling lineup was led by Pakistan paceman Hasan Ali, who finished with 13 wickets, and his team mate Junaid Khan. For Pakistan , pacers Mohammad Amir and Hasan Ali bagged three wickets each.

Jared Kushner speaks publicly for first time since the election
Trump has deputized Kushner and Greenblatt with leading the USA efforts at Middle East peace. They will reportedly discuss the next necessary steps in the peace process.

22-year-old US student released from North Korean prison dies
He returned home to the Cincinnati area last week. "Surrounded by his family this afternoon he died ". After being detained in North Korea for 17 months, Warmbier was finally flown back home on June 13.

Irish Taoiseach 'reassured' over Tory-DUP deal
The institutions collapsed amid a bitter row between the DUP and Sinn Féin about a botched green energy scheme . While there may be a political border between the two countries, there should be no economic border, he said.

Ronaldo : No other club offer for player: Real boss
He was presented at the Bernabeu in front of 80,000 fans, as Perez attempted to bring together a second group of "Galacticos". The latter seems likelier but the bombardment of stories claiming Ronaldo is desperate for a move are nearly convincing.

We Need A Robert Mueller Resignation Or A Second Special Counsel
Adam Schiff says he wants the White House to acknowledge the tapes or make clear there are no tapes and "it was an idle threat". Sekulow cited testimony by Comey earlier this month that the president wasn't a target of an investigation.

Hales, Root lead England's march into semi-finals
England play their last group match against Australia, which would be a do-or-die match for the Steve Smith-led side, on June 10. England captain Eoin Morgan: "Our batting performance was probably par or below par - so pretty average".

Mexico hold Portugal to 2-2 draw in Confederations Cup 2017
Forward Nani scored but a review by video assistants showed a Portugal player was offside in the build up to the goal. The national team next take the field on Wednesday when the face hosts Russian Federation in Mexico.

Getting Hotter, Showers/Storms Possible Wednesday and Friday Night
Given the clouds and periodic rain, it won't be as hot Monday , and highs should stay in the mid/upper 80s. Father's Day there will be another chance for showers and storms during the afternoon hours.

Alex Oxlade-Chamberlain wanted by Chelsea, Liverpool and Man City
Oxlade-Chamberlain made 45 appearances for the Gunners this season, but the majority of those came from the substitutes bench. His contract situation will ensure that he does not command a high price in what is an inflated market for English players.

Steady Stock Movements: Yamana Gold (AUY)
ILLEGAL ACTIVITY NOTICE: This piece of content was first reported by Chaffey Breeze and is owned by of Chaffey Breeze. The stock's market capitalization is 2.32B, it has a 52-week low of 2.39 and a 52-week high of 5.99.