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The AAP on Thursday announced that it would support Meira Kumar, the opposition nominee for the presidential poll after the latter "appealed" to Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal to back her candidature.
AAP leader Sanjay Singh said the decision to support Kumar was taken by the Political Affairs Committee (PAC), the party's apex decision-making body, to "strengthen democracy".
On supporting Gopalkrishna Gandhi, the opposition's candidate for the vice presidential poll, Ashutosh said the PAC will discuss the issue later.
"We believe that a time should not have come for voting for a crucial post like the president. All political parties should have come together and put up a consensus candidate.
The presidential election is taking place on July 17. Ram Nath Kovind has been fielded by the ruling BJP and its allies.
Some opposition parties, including the JD(U), Telangana Rashtra Samithi, the YSR Congress and the Biju Janta Dal, have extended support to Kovind's candidature.
The Congress did not invite the AAP when it had held discussions with other opposition parties on the matter.
An AAP leader, who did not want to be named, said the party was "fine" with keeping a distance from the Congress.
The AAP is the principal opposition party in Punjab.
The four-year-old party has 85 MLAs and four MPs, which translates into around 9,000 votes in the electoral college for the presidential election.
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