Presidential election

Symbolic contest

Print edition : July 21, 2017

Ram Nath Kovind, the NDA’s candidate for the 13th President, with Prime Minister Narendra Modi on his way to Parliament House to file his nomination on June 23. Photo: Kamal Narang

Meira Kumar, the opposition’s candidate, with Congress president Sonia Gandhi, former Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, Sharad Pawar of the NCP, Sitaram Yechury of the CPI(M) and other leaders before filing her nomination on June 28. Photo: Shanker Chakravarty

The opposition fails to put up a show of unity ahead of the presidential election, while the BJP attempts to foil the criticism about its upper-caste preferences by choosing a Dalit candidate.
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