Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday categorically mentioned he’s not within the race within the July presidential election setting to relaxation speculations on it.
“I’m not within the race to turn into the nation’s subsequent president, nor am I going wherever. Such experiences are unfounded and are mere speculations,” he mentioned to queries by scribes on the sidelines of his weekly public outreach programme. .
The election for the nation’s highest constitutional submit shall be held on July 18 and the counting for it would happen on July 21.
“I repeat I’m not within the race to turn into the nation’s subsequent president,” was his curt reply when requested to touch upon Bihar Rural Growth Minister Shrawan Kumar touch upon his being a worthy candidate for the submit, Instantly after announcement of the schedule for the presidential ballot on June 9, Shrawan Kumar, who can also be a senior JD(U) chief, had mentioned Nitish Kumar has all the skills required for being president.
He had additionally mentioned “Being a Bihari, I want that Nitish Kumar will turn into president of India” and although he’s not within the race “Each particular person would need him to turn into the president of the nation”.
“He’s a greater candidate for the submit and he can shoulder the accountability nicely,” the minister had insisted.
The ball for Kumar being within the presidential race was set rolling by Maharashtra chief Nawab Malik in February who mentioned that his celebration, headed by Sharad Pawar was able to help 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 completed so on 5 earlier events, Nitish Kumar mentioned 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.
“These states the place such incidents have been reported, should study from Bihar,”.
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