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Meira Kumar meets Kejriwal, seeks support

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

The opposition's presidential candidate Chief Minister Kejriwal at his residence seeking support of the Aam Aadmi Party.

The has already announced its support to Kumar after a decision taken by its political affairs committee.

The was not invited to the meetings of 18 opposition parties to finalise a candidate in the run up to the nominations.

The former speaker, after being named as opposition's candidate for presidential election, had called on Kejriwal seeking AAP's support.

"At the Residence of Hon CM Kejriwalji. Thank you for your support & warm hospitality @ArvindKejriwal," Kumar tweeted zfter the meeting yesterday.

Kejriwal replied to the tweet, saying, "It was a pleasure to meet you Meira ji. Best wishes."

Kumar, the daughter of Dalit icon Jagjiwan Ram, is pitted against NDA's candidate Ram Nath Kovind, a former governor.

The 70-member Assembly currently has 69 legislators, of which sixty-four belong to the ruling

Four legislators are from the BJP-SAD combine, while one seat has been lying vacant since March after AAP legislator Ved Parkash quit party membership to join the BJP.

Voting is scheduled be held from from 10 am to 5 pm tomorrow.

commission officials said voting arrangements have been made at Delhi Assembly where a committee room has been converted into a polling booth.

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First Published: Sun, July 16 2017. 21:07 IST