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Karunanidhi fails to vote for prez poll over health reasons

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

chief could not cast his vote in todays's presidential due to health reasons, party working president said here.

After voting in the at the Assembly Secretariat, Stalin said the nonagenarian leader could not vote in view of his health and doctor's advise.

has been unwell since December last and barring him, all other 88 legislators voted in the

The Dravida Munnetra Kazhagam (DMK) patriarch had voted in the 2012 presidential poll when was elected president.

Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK) sources told PTI that party MP from Dharmapuri in Tamil Nadu, Anbumani Ramadoss abstained from voting in line with the party stand.

The party had said that its lone MP would vote for nominee Ramnath Kovind if the Centre came forward to set up the Management Board.

Since the Centre had not done so, the party decided to abstain from voting, the sources added.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 20:02 IST