Presidential Election 2017: Jagan Mohan Reddy extends support to NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind

The opposition YSR Congress' Jagan Mohan Reddy in Andhra Pradesh on Monday announced its support to the NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.

PTI June 19, 2017 18:16:45 IST
Presidential Election 2017: Jagan Mohan Reddy extends support to NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind

Amaravati (Andhra Pradesh): The opposition YSR Congress party in Andhra Pradesh on Monday announced its support to the NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.

Presidential Election 2017 Jagan Mohan Reddy extends support to NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind

File image of Jagan Mohan Reddy. PTI

YSRC president YS Jagan Mohan Reddy announced that his party would support Kovind's candidature for the top post as he was a Dalit leader.

Jagan gave this assurance to BJP chief Amit Shah, when the latter called him over the phone this afternoon seeking the YSRC's support for the ruling coalition's nominee.

Jagan, who met Prime Minister Narendra Modi in New Delhi in May, had announced his party would support the NDA's nominee in next month's presidential election.

The YSRC has 10 MPs and 66 MLAs.

The electoral college which elects the president through the system of proportional representation comprises elected MPs and members of legislative assemblies.

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