Presidential Election 2017: Ram Nath Kovind, Meira Kumar to visit Chennai to seek support

Rashtrapati Bhavan hopefuls, Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar, will be in Chennai on Saturday to meet leaders of political parties and seek their support.

PTI June 30, 2017 18:54:00 IST
Presidential Election 2017: Ram Nath Kovind, Meira Kumar to visit Chennai to seek support

Chennai: Rashtrapati Bhavan hopefuls, Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar, will be in Chennai on Saturday to meet leaders of political parties and seek their support.

Kovind, nominated by the BJP-led NDA, will meet the AIADMK factions, Puducherry AINRC MLAs and the lone BJP legislator from Kerala, O Rajagopal.

Presidential Election 2017 Ram Nath Kovind Meira Kumar to visit Chennai to seek support

File image of Ram Nath Kovind and Meira Kumar. PTI

Scheduled to arrive on Friday morning, he will meet Chief Minister K Palaniswami at Kalaivanar Arangam.

He will meet former chief minister O Panneerselvam-led AIADMK faction at the Russian Cultural Centre, according to BJP sources.

Kovind's meeting with AIADMK Amma deputy general secretary TTV Dhinakaran is not likely, even as his loyalists are expected to be at Kalaivanar Arangam for a meeting with him, the sources added.

Meira Kumar, who is scheduled to arrive here by 5 pm, will seek the support of DMK and Congress legislators in Chennai.

A Congress press release said she would call on the nonagenarian DMK president M Karunanidhi at his Gopalapuram residence by 8 pm.

She will leave for Puducherry on 2 July morning and later in the day proceed to Kerala.

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