President Kovind goes austere, no limousine in Republic Day parade & extravagant banquet

President’s role in a time of crisis is every bit political and Ram Nath Kovind, even though he is shy and retiring compared to his predecessor Pranab Mukherjee, sometimes manages to make the headlines. The President will not ride a limousine next Republic Day parade & the usually lavish state banquet will be pruned to avoid extravagant expenditure to show support to the millions of Indian hit by the slowdown due to coronavirus epidemic.

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