While addressing a meeting of the leaders of Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), NDA’s presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind today went on to say that the office of the President should be kept above party politics and guaranteed the parties backing him that he will sustain the highest esteem of the prestigious office.
“Ever since I became Governor of Bihar, I have been working throughout in a non-partisan manner, keeping every citizen of Bihar with equal status without any discrimination. I can assure you that I will continue to keep the position of the President above party,” he told the meeting attended by TRS President and Chief Minister K. Chandrasekhar Rao, Union Minister M. Venkaiah Naidu and some other BJP leaders.
“As on today I am not associated with any political party. Of course my earlier background had been with the BJP. I had the privilege of working in the team of Venkaiah Naidu. Even after resigning the governorship I did not join any party,” Kovind said.