Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday categorically stated 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 stated to queries by scribes on the sidelines of his weekly public outreach programme. .
The election for the nation’s highest constitutional put up will probably be held on July 18 and the counting for it can 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 Improvement Minister Shrawan Kumar touch upon his being a worthy candidate for the put up, Instantly after announcement of the schedule for the presidential ballot on June 9, Shrawan Kumar, who can be a senior JD(U) chief, had stated Nitish Kumar has all the skills required for being president.
He had additionally stated “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 stated that his celebration, 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 executed so on 5 earlier events, Nitish Kumar stated the alleged use of cash and different corrupt practices within the not too long ago 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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