Patna: Adding to the troubles of the Opposition, Janata Dal (United) has decided to back NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.
The JD(U) held a meeting on Wednesday to take a final decision on Kovind.
Sada, who represents Sonbarsha constituency in the state assembly, told IANS on telephone: “The party has decided to support Kovind. The decision was taken at a meeting of our legislators.”
The Bihar’s ruling party’s decision comes after Chief Minister Nitish Kumar on Monday advocated for Kovind’s candidature.
Kovind was the Bihar Governor.
In a virtual U-turn, Shiv Sena, a key constituent of the BJP-led coalition, Tuesday extended its support for the NDA’s presidential choice.
Meanwhile, pushed by the Left parties, the Congress-led opposition looks all set to field a candidate against NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind in what is called an “ideological battle”.
A final call on the anti-Kovind candidate will be taken at a meeting of the opposition front on June 22, CPI national secretary D Raja said.