New Delhi,19.06.17-Kovind is likely to file his papers on June 23, BJP president Amit Shah said after a nearly two-hour meeting of the BJP Parliamentary Board. He said political parties had been informed of the NDA's choice.

Amit Shah said that PM Modi himself took to Congress President Sonia Gandhi and former Prime Minister Dr Manmohan Singh on Kovind's name. He said that BJP expects that there will be consensus on Kovind's name.

Just after announcement of NDA's nominee for the presidential candidate, Prime Minister Narendra Modi tweeted saying that Ram Nath Kovind comes from a humble background and he has devoted his life to public service & worked for poor & marginalised. He said, with his illustrious background in the legal arena, Kovind's knowledge and understanding of the Constitution will benefit the nation. He expressed confidence that Ram Nath Kovind will make an exceptional President & continue to be a strong voice for the poor, downtrodden & marginalised.

Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar today also met Ram Nath Kovind and expressed happiness over his election as the NDA's Presidential nominee.