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VP poll: PM calls up Nitish, Pawar, Yadav

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

Soon after was named the NDA's vice president pick, Prime Minister Modi called up chief ministers of Tamil Nadu, and and senior leaders including seeking their support, a source in the said.

Modi sought the support of Chief Minister Nitish Kumar, Chief Minister E K Palaniswami, CM N Chandrababu Naidu, CM K Chandrashekar Rao, leader and JD (U) leader Sharad Yadav, the source said.

Several non-parties had extended their support to its presidential pick Ram Nath Kovind.

The source said the prime minister hoped that given Naidu's experience, he would be acceptable to several political parties.

Gopal Krishna Gandhi is the candidate of the opposition parties for the vice presidential poll on August 5.

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