JDU, AIADMK (OPS) supports NDA's presidential nominee Ramnath Kovind

Support for NDA nominee Ram Nath Kovind for the July 17 presidential poll widened today with the rebel faction of AIADMK led by former Chief Minister O Pannerselvam deciding to support him.


The decision was taken at a consultative meeting chaired by Pannerselvam with senior colleagues.

The Purtchi Thalaivi Amma faction's announcement comes a day after the AIADMK (Amma) camp led by Chief Minister K Palaniswami announced its support to Kovind.

Earlier on Wednesday the JD(U) also announced to back the candidature of the Ram Nath Kovind for the top constitutional office.

Party chief and Bihar chief minister Nitish Kumar had consulted senior leaders and MLAs and MPs to seek their views on choice of candidate for Presidential election.

JD(U) leaders were "unanimous" in supporting Kovind after which the party announced its decision.

(AKS-22/06)

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