Gangtok, 22 June:
Sikkim Chief Minister, Pawan Chamling through his official Facebook account has welcomed the nomination of Ram Nath Kovind selected by the National Democratic Alliance for the upcoming Presidential election scheduled to be held on 17 July, 2017.
"I am sure that an experienced and intelligent personality like Shri Kovind will be able to uphold the dignity and sanctity of the prestigious post. Sikkim state government and my party support his candidature whole-heartedly," the Chief Minister wrote in his Facebook page.
Ram Nath Kovind is a Dalit leader and member of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP). He was Governor of Bihar from 2015 to 2017.