New Delhi, June 19 (IANS) Union Minister Ram Vilas Paswan on Monday called the nomination of Bihar Governor Ram Nath Kovind as the NDA candidate for President's post as "historic" and appealed to all political parties to support his candidature.

"The Lok Janshakti Party (LJP) supports Kovind's candidature. Kovind is a Dalit. The Prime Minister (Narendra Modi) has taken a historic decision. All parties should rise above political considerations and support Kovind," Paswan tweeted.

Paswan is the President of LJP, a constituent of the ruling National Democratic Alliance.