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OPS-led AIADMK faction backs Venkaiah's candidature

Press Trust of India  |  Chennai 

The rebel faction led by former chief Minister O Panneerselvam today extended support to nominee for the Vice Presidential polls.

Prime Minister Modi called up Panneerselvam and sought support, a statement from (Puratchithalaivi Amma) said.

"Panneerselvam informed the prime minister that the (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 candidate for the President.

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First Published: Mon, July 17 2017. 22:08 IST