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Presidential Election 2017: Aam Aadmi Party may support Meira Kumar, to hold talks with TMC, CPM

New Delhi: Aam Aadmi Party may back Congress-led Opposition presidential candidate Meira Kumar, party sources said, ruling out supporting NDA's pick Ram Nath Kovind.

UPA's President candidate Meira Kumar. PTI

UPA's President candidate Meira Kumar. PTI

AAP has been holding parleys with the Left parties and Trinamool Congress to arrive at a decision. "There is no question of supporting (Narendra) Modi's candidate. We may support Meira Kumar, but we are yet to take a decision," said an AAP leader, on condition of anonymity.

However, the leader downplayed Congress not inviting AAP to the discussions that were held with many opposition parties before Kumar's candidature was announced.

He said the party was "happy" to maintain a "distance" from the Congress. AAP is the principal opposition party in Punjab, where Congress is in power.

In the 2013 Delhi Assembly polls, AAP defeated Congress and ended its 15-year rule in the national capital.

As Delhi's ruling party and Punjab's principal opposition, the AAP has four MPs in the Lok Sabha, and 85 MLAs, which translates to around 9,000 votes in the electoral college.


Updated Date: Jul 01, 2017 19:14 PM

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