Shillong, July 6: Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, supported by the BJP-led NDA, will meet MLAs and MPs in Meghalaya on Friday morning as part of his presidential campaign.
Kovind will hold a meeting with MLAs at the Orchid Lake Resort, Umïam, about 15km from Shillong at 9 am.
The NDA nominee will land in the Congress-ruled state to seek support for his candidature, despite the BJP not having a single MLA in the 60-member Assembly.
The opposition National People’s Party (NPP) which has two MLAs will support the NDA candidate.
Meanwhile, the NCP which is an ally of the ruling Congress in Meghalaya, may also support the NDA candidate in the upcoming Presidential poll slated for July 17.
NCP Meghalaya unit president and MLA, Sanbor Shullai said that he would meet Kovind on Friday.
“I have been invited by BJP leader and Assam minister, Himanta Biswa Sarma to attend the meeting and meet the NDA presidential nominee,” Shullai said.
However when Congress nominee, Meira Kumar came to Shillong on Wednesday, Shullai did not attend the meeting.