Vice-Presidential Election 2017: YSR Congress extends support to NDA nominee Venkaiah Naidu

Amaravati: The YSR Congress on Monday extended support to NDA's vice presidential candidate M Venkaiah Naidu.

YSRC chief YS Jaganmohan Reddy conveyed this to BJP national president Amit Shah when the latter called him over the phone to inform about the candidature of Naidu.

File image of Venkaiah Naidu. PTI

File image of Venkaiah Naidu. PTI

"Being a Telugu, we will extend our support to Venkaiah Naidu. Our party's stand has been that election to constitutional posts like the president, vice president and Lok Sabha speaker should be unopposed. So, we will fully support him," Jagan told Shah.

The YSRC is the lone opposition party in Andhra Pradesh. It has eight MPs in Lok Sabha and one in Rajya Sabha.

The party also voted for NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind in Monday's election.


Published Date: Jul 17, 2017 10:33 pm | Updated Date: Jul 17, 2017 10:33 pm

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