Kovind to campaign in Maharashtra on Saturday

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Mumbai, July 12 (IANS) The ruling National Democratic Alliance (NDA)’s Presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind will arrive here on Saturday on a brief campaign visit for the ensuing July 17 presidential elections, an official said on Wednesday.

Kovind will reach Mumbai airport by 10 a.m. where he will be welcomed by Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis and state Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) president Raosaheb Danve.

Later, he will go to the Garware Club at Churchgate, where top BJP leaders and other NDA leaders will receive him. He will address a meeting of legislators and parliamentarians there.

He will depart from Mumbai in the afternoon.

In Maharashtra, the NDA constituents, comprising BJP, Shiv Sena, Republican Party of India (A) and other smaller parties, have announced support for Kovind.

Polling for the Presidential election — in which Kovind is challenged by the united opposition candidate Meira Kumar — will be held on July 17 and the results will be announced on July 20.

–IANS

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