New Delhi : Janata Dal (United) spokesperson, Pavan Kumar Varma reconfirmed that their party will support Kovind in the upcoming presidential election scheduled on the 17th of this month. This statement came after the congress led opposition nominated Meira Kumar as its presidential candidate.
Meira Kumar, a five-time member of Lok Sabha, the first female Lok Sabha speaker and an IFS officer was nominated because of the Dalit-Card BJP had played. Meira’s father, Jagjivan Ram was a dalit icon and the opposition needed a dalit figure to compete with Kovind.
“It was a decision taken on merit after due application of mind and full consultation within the party. We will stick with his choice,” JD(U) spokesperson Pavan Kumar Varma said on Thursday. Despite lalu Prasad Yadav persuading Nitish Kumar to change his mind , JD(U) is continuing to support Kovind.