Presidential election: AIADMK factions back Ram Nath Kovind

On Wednesday, the AIADMK (Amma) faction announced its decision to support Ram Nath Kovind after a meeting at the party headquarters. The O Panneerselvam faction has also decided to back him in the election.

By: Express Web Desk | New Delhi | Updated: June 22, 2017 11:26 am
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister Edappadi Palaniswami is expected to be part of a delegation of leaders who would accompany NDA presidential pick Ram Nath Kovind when he files his nomination papers on Friday, according to news channel NDTV. On Wednesday, the AIADMK (Amma) faction announced its decision to support Kovind after a meeting at the party headquarters. This comes days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi spoke to Palaniswami over phone, seeking his party’s support for the NDA nominee.

Earlier this week, TTV Dhinakaran met his aunt and AIADMK general secretary Sasikala in Bengaluru prison. He later told reporters that Sasikala would take a call on whom to support in the upcoming election.

Meanwhile, the O Panneerselvam faction has also decided to back Kovind in the election. “Amit Shah had a word with me and we have accepted his request and decided to support,” Panneerselvam said.

Opposition parties will meet today at the Parliament library at around 4.30 pm and, possibly, choose a presidential candidate. The JDU, however, has decided to support Kovind.

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    TIHAEwale
    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:18 pm
    AIADMK factions had no choice otherwise Feku56 would have inserted well oiled 2 feet wooden batons inside their bum for their corrupt acts. only poor fellows have to be satisfied with DA if at all a contest is there
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    Sankaran Krishnan
    Jun 22, 2017 at 4:06 pm
    AIADMK don't have any other alternative but to support the BJP candidate because first they are not approached by the Congress and also DMK is with the corrupt Congress party and they had some sense unlike TMC and Communists are in the same side of the corrupt congress party which is nothing but Opportunist and of coure part of the collective loot !!!
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