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AIADMK’s E Palaniswami offers support to BJP President candidate

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Updated: 09:52 GMT, Jun 22, 2017 | Published: 05:17 GMT, Jun 22, 2017 |
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Tamil Nadu Chief Minister E Palaniswami will be part of the delegation that would accompany BJP’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind when he files nomination for the top post on Friday. The Chief Minister is expected to reach the national capital this evening.

The Chief Minister’s visit comes after Prime Minister Narendra Modi phoned him to seek support from the AIADMK faction that he heads. The party yesterday announced its consent with the BJP’s choice of President after consulting with the legislators and the ministers.

A press release issued by the AIADMK headquarters recalled the Prime Minister calling up Mr Palaniswami, who is also party headquarters Secretary, seeking support for Mr Kovind and said the matter was discussed on Wednesday by the high command.

Based on the deliberations, it was decided to unanimously extend support to Mr Kovind, the release said.