Published On : Mon, Jul 17th, 2017

Presidential elections fight between ideologies, not persons: NCP


New Delhi: The Nationalist Congress Party on Monday said that the Presidential election is a fight between two different ideologies, and not between two persons.

Talking to a news agency, NCP leader Tariq Anwar said, “I believe that this fight is not between two persons but between two ideologies. We will get to see that whether the Gandhian ideology wins or an orthodox ideology wins.”

Another NCP leader Majid Memon told news agency that the arithmetic apparently shows that the ruling party is in a comfortable position because they have their own numbers for winning the elections.

“The arithmetic apparently shows that the ruling party is in a comfortable position because they have their own numbers for winning the elections. But, at the same time this has given a political opportunity to the Oppositions to come together. Most important aspect of this development is that the unity and the strength of the Opposition are now obviously visible and this is sending some kind of panic waves to the ruling party,” Memon said.

The elected representative of the Parliament and various state assemblies on Monday will vote to elect India’s next President.

There are two candidates in the fray for the coveted post- National Democratic Alliance candidate Ram Nath Kovind and United Progressive Alliance candidate Meira Kumar. President Pranab Mukherjee’s term is expiring on July 25.

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