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11 MLAs, 3 MPs from Assam endorse Ram Nath Kovind's nomination

11 MLAs, 3 MPs from Assam endorse Ram Nath Kovind's nomination

11 MLAs, 3 MPs from Assam endorse Ram Nath Kovind's nomination


New Delhi, June 23: 11 MLAs of the Assam Legislative Assembly and three MPs were proposers and seconders for the nomination papers filed by Ram Nath Kovind for the Presidential election today.

Lok Sabha MPs Bijoya Chakravarty, Pradhan Baruah and Ram Prasad Sarmah seconded the nomination papers while MLAs Gurujyoti Das, Ashok Kumar Singhi, Bhabesh Kalita, Suren Phukan, Sanjay Kishan, Ashwini Ray Sarkar, Pijush Hazarika, Kishor Nath, Rituparna Baruah and Terash Gowalla proposed the same with the lone exception being MLA Ganesh Kumar Limbu who seconded it.

It was at the directive of Assam Chief Minister, Sarbananda Sonowal that the MLAs and MPs put in their signatures on the sets of nomination papers that Kovind filed today for the Presidential elections.

It is learnt that four sets of nomination papers were filed by Kovind for the President's post, against which 50 legislators proposed for each set of nomination papers.