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Vice-Presidential Election 2017: Gopalkrishna Gandhi calls on M Karunanidhi, seeks DMK support for candidature

Chennai: The Opposition nominee for the vice-president's post, Gopalkrishna Gandhi on Wednesday called on DMK president M Karunanidhi in Chennai and sought his party's support in the polls, a day after 18 parties chose him as their joint candidate.

File image of Gopalkrishna Gandhi. AFP

File image of Gopalkrishna Gandhi. AFP

Gandhi met Karunanidhi at his Gopalapuram residence in the presence of DMK working president MK Stalin and his sister and Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi, a party release said.

Gandhi "called on kalaignar (Karunanidhi) and sought support in the vice-president election," it said.

Stalin held discussions about the vice president polls and extended his support on behalf of DMK to Gandhi, "who is contesting on behalf of secular parties," the release added.

On Tuesday, Gopalkrishna Gandhi's name was endorsed by all 18 opposition parties, including the Janata Dal (United), which had broken ranks with the opposition to back NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the presidential election.

Published Date: Jul 13, 2017 07:44 AM | Updated Date: Jul 13, 2017 07:44 AM

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