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AIADMK backs NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind for President

PTI
Published Jun 22, 2017, 10:26 am IST
Updated Jun 22, 2017, 10:26 am IST
Based on the deliberations, it was decided to unanimously that AIADMK will extend support to Kovind.
Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palanisamy (Photo: PTI/File)
 Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palanisamy (Photo: PTI/File)

Chennai: The AIADMK (Amma), led by Chief Minister K Palanisamy, on Wednesday announced its support to NDA's Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind.

The announcement came two days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi rang up Palanisamy to seek his party's support for the National Democratic Alliance nominee.

 

A press release issued by the AIADMK headquarters in Chennai recalled the Prime Minister calling up Palanisamy, who is also party headquarters Secretary, seeking support for Kovind and said the matter was discussed on Wednesday by the high command.

Based on the deliberations, it was decided to unanimously extend support to Kovind, the release said.

On Tuesday party leader TTV Dhinakaran had said in Bengaluru after meeting his aunt VK Sasikala in jail that AIADMK (Amma)'s stand on backing the NDA presidential nominee would be decided by her.

 

He had told reporters that, "It (the party's stand on presidential poll) will be decided by party's General Secretary Sasikala."

Asked whether the party would support Kovind, he had said "That also will be decided by (party) general secretary."

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