Bihar CM Nitish Kumar not in the race for President: JD-U

Bihar CM Nitish Kumar not in the race for President: JD-U

PATNA: The ruling Janata Dal United (JD-U) in Bihar today denied chief minister Nitish Kumar was in the race for the President.

The rebuttal came from the party after a national newspaper with its presence in the South India carried the story that the chief minister was jockeying for the Presidential polls.

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“There is no truth in the story. Nitish Kumar is not the race for the President,” JD-U’s general secretary KC Tyagi was quoted as saying in the local media on Monday.

He said the chief minister was only trying for putting up a joint Presidential candidate for the opposition.

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“That’s the lone reason why he has been meeting various leaders but the certain media presented it in a different way,” Tyagi claimed, adding Kumar had been favouring for opposition unity.

The entire controversy got generated after a south Indian daily carried story about Kumar’s candidature for Presidential polls quoting Tyagi.

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“Nitish Kumar is experienced and capable of becoming the President of India, and he will contest the coming Presidential election,” Tyagi was quoted as telling The Hindu.

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