As Nitish Kumar plays a wait-and watch game, his main concerns would be the 2019 Lok Sabha and the 2020 Bihar state elections.
BJP chief Amit Shah is not taking the elections in his home state lightly and will be making two trips in the next 10 days to meet party cadre.
During his visit to various state capitals to garner support, Kovind has also met several Independent MLAs.
Prior to the GST launch on June 30, finance minister Arun Jaitley had written letters to all ministers thanking them for their “inspired cooperation” in this endeavour.
Central ministries have been told to hold 100 awareness programmes apiece from July 1 to address any concerns and spread awareness about GST measures.
While names of probables being floated are all in the realm of speculation, some BJP leaders said the party may zero-in on a leader from the Northeast or South India.
The fourth set will have 60 lawmakers from various states and parliament signing as proposers and another 60 as seconders
NDA's Presidential candidate will be visiting Srinagar on June 28 to meet PDP, BJP MPs and MLAs. Sajjad Lone will also be present.
"Kovind's name was announced first by the ruling party and we do not have any objection to his name. That is why we supported him," he told reporters here.
Opposition parties led by Congress have announced candidature of former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar against Kovind, making it a Dalit versus Dalti fight.
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