The rebel AIADMK faction led by former chief Minister O Panneerselvam today extended support to NDA nominee M Venkaiah Naidu for the Vice Presidential polls. Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up Panneerselvam and sought support, a statement from AIADMK (Puratchithalaivi Amma) said. "Panneerselvam informed the prime minister that the AIADMK (Puratchithalaivi Amma) will support Naidu" in the August 5 election, it said. The faction, which has 12 MPs, earlier supported NDA's Presidential nominee Ramnath Kovind. The faction led by Chief Minister K Palaniswami also supported the NDA candidate for the President.
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