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.


Updated Date: Jul 17, 2017 22:33 PM

Also Watch

Social Media Star: Abhishek Bachchan, Varun Grover reveal how they handle selfies, trolls and broccoli
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 It's a Wrap: Soorma star Diljit Dosanjh and Hockey legend Sandeep Singh in conversation with Parul Sharma
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 Watch: Dalit man in Uttar Pradesh defies decades of prejudice by taking out baraat in Thakur-dominated Nizampur village
  • Monday, July 16, 2018 India's water crisis: After govt apathy, Odisha farmer carves out 3-km canal from hills to tackle scarcity in village
  • Sunday, July 15, 2018 Maurizio Sarri, named as new Chelsea manager, is owner Roman Abramovich's latest gamble in quest for 'perfect football'

Also See