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Kovind speaks to Uddhav over phone, thanks him for support

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, who was in today to interact with MPs and state legislators, spoke to chief over phone and thanked him for supporting his candidature.

A visit to Thackeray's residence 'Matoshree' in suburban Bandra was not in Kovind's itinerary which had raised eyebrows.

However, he made a phone call to Thackeray and thanked him for supporting his candidature for the July 17 presidential election, sources said.

Kovind held a meeting with elected representatives of the BJP, the and other allies at the Garware Club in south

and Pratibha Patil, as presidential candidates of the UPA, had visited the then supremo at 'Matoshree' as the party had broken ranks with the in the past two elections for the highest constitutional office.

Thackeray had announced his party's support for Kovind after a meeting of leaders here last month.

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First Published: Sat, July 15 2017. 16:42 IST