The Opposition nominee for the Vice President's post, Gopalkrishna Gandhi today called on DMK president M Karunanidhi here and sought his party's support in the polls, a day after 18 parties chose him as their joint candidate. Gandhi met Karunanidhi at his Gopalapuram residence in the presence of DMK working president M K Stalin and his sister and Rajya Sabha MP Kanimozhi, a party release said. Gandhi "called on kalaignar (Karunanidhi) and sought support in the Vice President election," it said. Stalin held discussions about the vice president polls and extended his support on behalf of DMK to Gandhi, "who is contesting on behalf of secular parties," the release added. Yesterday, Gopalkrishna Gandhi's name was endorsed by all 18 opposition parties, including the JD(U), which had broken ranks with the opposition to back NDA candidate Ram Nath Kovind in the presidential election.
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