Kovind to dine with Naveen during Odisha visit

Kovind to dine with Naveen during his Odisha tour on Jul 14Bhubaneswar: National Democratic Alliance (NDA)’s Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind will dine with Odisha Chief Minister and BJD supremo Naveen Patnaik during his scheduled Odisha visit on July 14.

Kovind will arrive in the city by a special flight at 11 AM and will meet BJD MLAs and MPs from 12 to 1 PM seeking their support for the upcoming Presidential polls. Later, he will have his lunch with Patnaik at his residence Naveen Nivas at 1.20 PM.

The former Governor of Bihar is also slated to pay floral tributes to the Freedom Fighters of the state at 2.40 PM before having his meeting with BJP MLAs of the state at senior leader K V Singh Deo’s house at 2.50 PM.

BJD has 117 MLAs and 29 MPs while the saffron party has 10 MLAs and an MP in the state.

The Presidential election will be held on July 17. Kovind will be in the fray along with United Progressive Alliance (UPA) nominee Meira Kumar.

The Electoral College for the President’s election comprises the MLAs, elected members of Lok Sabha and Rajya Sabha.

Naveen had declared BJD’s support just a day after NDA named Kovind as its candidate for the election to the highest constitutional post.

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