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Salim Khan supports BJP's Presidential nominee

News Agencies | Updated on: 20 June 2017, 15:47 IST
Salim Khan supports BJP's Presidential nominee

Veteran screenwriter Salim Khan on Tuesday extended his support to NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind for the President's office. He said people have not heard of him much because "he has stayed away from any controversies".

Kovind, who is Governer of Bihar, was named by the NDA as its presidential candidate on Monday.

"Ram Nath Kovind? Never heard of him? Poor general knowledge. Now that his name is announced as the presidential candidate, everyone knows him. The other reason you may not have heard of him as he has stayed away from any controversies," Salim tweeted on Tuesday.

"You think it's political? Well, what did you expect? This is not a game of cricket being played between two friendly teams," he added.

Salim, the father of superstar Salman Khan, later congratulated Kovind and slammed those who criticised the NDA for choosing him.

"Congratulations to Shri Kovindji and to the ones who shortlisted his name for candidature. I hope he becomes one of the greatest Presidents of India. Fairness, objectivity and honesty, unfortunately, have become rare," he wrote.

The presidential election, if required, will be held on July 17.

First published: 20 June 2017, 15:47 IST
 
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