RJD will wait till June 22 to decide on support for Kovind, says Lalu

DN Bureau

"We will take our decision on June 22. We will go by whatever is decided in the meet tomorrow," Prasad said.

Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav
Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav

Patna: Even as its ally, the Janata Dal (United), extended their support to the National Democratic Alliance's (NDA) presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind, Rashtriya Janata Dal (RJD) chief Lalu Prasad Yadav said Wednesday that his party will wait till June 22 before making a final decision.

 

"We will take our decision on June 22. We will go by whatever is decided in the meet tomorrow," Prasad said.

 

Earlier in the day, dealing a major blow to the RJD, the JD (U) confirmed that they will support Kovind.

 

"All the leaders have decided that we will support Ram Nath Kovind for the post of president. He is Bihar's first Governor who has been nominated for this post. We are very happy with this, it is a matter of Bihar's development," Senior JD (U) leader Ratnesh Sada said after meeting all party leaders here.

 

The opposition will meet on Thursday to decide on whether to support Kovind's candidature, or put up a contestant for the July 17 elections. (With ANI inputs)













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