PM Modi calls up leaders seeking support for Vice-president nominee M. Venkaiah Naidu

Modi sought the support of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E K Palaniswami, Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu, Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao, NCP leader Sharad Pawar and JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav, the source said.

By: PTI | New Delhi | Published:July 17, 2017 10:35 pm
Venkaiah Naidu, vice presidential elections, NDA vice presidential candidate, narendra modi, modi Venkaiah Naidu, presidential elections, indian express news, india news, Sharad Pawar The source said the prime minister hoped that given Naidu’s experience, he would be acceptable to several political parties.

Soon after M Venkaiah Naidu was named the NDA’s vice president pick, Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, Bihar and Andhra Pradesh and senior leaders including Sharad Pawar seeking their support, a source in the government said.

Modi sought the support of Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E K Palaniswami, Andhra Pradesh CM N Chandrababu Naidu, Telangana CM K Chandrashekar Rao, NCP leader Sharad Pawar and JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav, the source said.

Several non-NDA parties had extended their support to its presidential pick Ram Nath Kovind.

The source said the prime minister hoped that given Naidu’s experience, he would be acceptable to several political parties.

Gopal Krishna Gandhi is the candidate of the opposition parties for the vice presidential poll on August 5.

For all the latest India News, download Indian Express App

    Live Cricket Scores & Results
    Express Adda