ITANAGAR, June 19 - Arunachal Pradesh Chief Minister Pema Khandu has welcomed the decision of BJP to propose Bihar Governor and Dalit leader Ram Nath Kovind�s name for country�s next President.
At a press conference in Delhi after a meeting of BJP�s parliamentary board today, party chief Amit Shah announced the 71-year-old former lawyer and two-time Rajya Sabha MP�s name for President of India.
Seconding the Prime Minister Narendra Modi�s observation that Kovind �will make an exceptional President�, Khandu said Kovindji with his humble background and vast experience would make one of the best Presidents and uphold the sanctity of the highest post of the country.
�I wholeheartedly support the NDA�s choice for the President�s post. Hailing from a backward class, Kovindji has successfully overcome all odds and reached the pinnacle of success,� Khandu added.
He appealed to all political parties to support the decision taken by BJP and unanimously elect Kovind as the next President.