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YSR Congress announces support to NDA prez candidate Kovind

Press Trust of India  |  Amaravati (AP) 

The opposition YSR party in today announced its support to the NDA's presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind.

YSRC president announced that his party would support Kovind's candidature for the top post as he was a Dalit leader.

Jagan gave this assurance to chief Amit Shah, when the latter called him over the phone this afternoon seeking the YSRC's support for the ruling coalition's nominee.

Jagan, who Prime Minister Modi in last month, had announced his party would support the NDA's nominee in next month's presidential

The YSRC has 10 MPs and 66 MLAs.

The electoral college which elects the president through the system of proportional representation comprises elected MPs and members of legislative assemblies.

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First Published: Mon, June 19 2017. 18:13 IST