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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.

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    Jul 28, 2017 at 9:58 pm
    Our beloved Prime Minister his cabinet Team, are working tirelessly to move India forward, with a unified vision, through pragmatic approach, of exceptional transparency among the committed, and above all, with utmost dedication within a balanced time frame. Therefore, it is of immense importance that the choice of Vice-Presidential candidate for Triumphant India must be a person of PERSONAL merit, of PERSONAL patriotism, of PERSONAL courage should have a proven track record of PERSONAL sacrifices for achieving National objective. He or she must not be capitalizing on the past leadership or sacrifices of any family members, even if you are a distant descendant of the late MAHATHMA, the GREAT FATHER OF OUR NATION. He or she must not easily accept the nomination through influence of flattery just because, the so called 18 supporters of differing motives conveniently converged on a choice for mutual gain. Emerging India is propelled by our visionary Prime Minister, with a true un
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