BJP General Secretary Bhupender Yadav, who is also Kovind's authorised representative for the presidential poll, said that Kovind will seek support from members of the president's electoral college.
The state also wanted the Centre to introduce more Air India Express flights and persuade private airlines to operate additional flights to the Gulf region under the open sky policy.
Before leaving for Lisbon, Modi had said during his meeting with Costa, the two leaders will build on their recent discussions and review the progress of various joint initiatives and decisions.
The four Arab governments delivered the demands to Qatar through Kuwait on Thursday, more than two weeks after severing all ties with the emirate and imposing an embargo.
The Confederation of All India Traders (CAIT) said it is working with HDFC Bank, Tally Solutions and Mastercard for the endeavour, which will attempt to reach out to six crore traders.
The four countries presented a 13-point list of demands to Qatar through mediator Kuwait on Thursday and gave it 10 days to comply.
The Assembly adopted the Tamil Nadu Panchayats (Second Amendment) Act, 2017, which allows the government to extend the tenure of Special officers up to December 31, 2017.
India, a big buyer of US arms, was recently named by Washington as a major defence ally.
The highlight of his four-day visit will be the US leg as Modi will be meeting President Donald Trump for the first time on June 26 in Washington.
Congress President Sonia Gandhi on Friday congratulated the ISRO and country's space scientists and engineers for the successful launch of the PSLV-C38 mission that will put 31 satellites into orbit.
When Kovind's candidature was announced by the BJP, Uddhav Thackeray had initially said his party was against backing him if his nomination was aimed at garnering Dalit votes.
Madhya Pradesh Chief Minister Shivraj Singh Chouhan met Food Minister Ram Vilas Paswan and Agriculture Minister Radha Mohan Singh to discuss the issue.
Raghuvir Yadav consumed a poisonous substance on June 21 at his home in Pali village under Bijawar police station, around 300 km from here in the impoverished Bundelkhand region, Sub-Divisional Police Officer S P Dohre said.
The former Bihar governor will be accompanied by senior BJP leader and Union minister Nitin Gadkari in the UP leg of the tour.
Meira Kumar, a former Lok Sabha speaker, was chosen as the opposition's candidate to contest the presidential poll on Thursday.
Describing the Congress-led opposition nominee Meira Kumar as "Bihar ki Beti" (daughter of Bihar), Lalu Prasad appealed to Kumar for the second time in two days to "mend the historic blunder" in extending the JD(U)'s backing to Kovind.
Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis has directed the concerned departments to extend all possible help towards the initiative and present an interim report in the next 3-months.
Kumar was picked by 17 non-NDA political parties as their candidate against NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind.
"Since I became the governor I do not belong to any political party," the 71-year-old former head of the BJP's Dalit Morcha -- almost certain to be the next president -- said after filing his nomination here for the post.
The 71-year-old said after filing his nomination papers that he had ceased to belong to any political party after he became governor of Bihar in 2015.
Under MNNA, a country is eligible for priority delivery of defence materials, an expedited arms sale process and a US loan guarantee programme, which backs up loans issued by private banks to finance arms exports.
NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind on Friday filed the nomination papers for the presidential elections next month.
The party is also aiming a complete sweep in UP, as it plans to bag all the 80 Lok Sabha seats from the state, said UP BJP president and Deputy Chief Minister Keshav Prasad Maurya
Amazon founder and CEO Jeff Bezos, American Tower Corporation Chairman Jim Taiclet, Apple CEO Tim Cook, Adobe Chairman and CEO Shantanu Narayen, Caterpillar CEO Jim Umpleby, Google CEO Sundar Pichai and Walmart President and CEO Doug McMillon will attend the meeting among others
Besides the NDA's constituents, which comprise over 48.6 per cent of votes in the electoral college that will elect the next president, regional parties such as the AIADMK, BJD, TRS and JD(U) have announced their support to the Dalit leader, making his win an almost foregone conclusion.