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Owaisi says will support Meira, but 'a non-Congress candidate would've been better'

ANI  |  New Delhi [India] 

All (AIMIM) president Asaduddin Owaisi on Monday said they voted for Opposition candidate for the post of the President.

"We have decided to support But a non-candidate would have been better for this post," Owaisi told ANI.

Owaisi and his nine legislators in and will cast their votes for the Opposition candidate.

The party has seven members in the Assembly and two in the Assembly.

The Congress-led opposition nominated Kumar to face Democratic Alliance (NDA) candidate Ram Nath Kovind.

Many of the Opposition parties including the (Secular), the (RJD), the of (CPI) and the of (Marxist) (CPM) are backing Kumar.

While Kovind, apart from the allies, is being supported by major non-parties like the JD-U, the BJD, the AIADMK, the and the YSR-

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 12:39 IST