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Sena says it will support NDA nominee in RS Dy Chairman poll

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

The today said it will support the NDA's nominee in the election for the Deputy Chairman's post.

called his Sena counterpart Uddhav Thackeray today and sought support for the August 9 election, Sena's member said here.

"called up Uddhav-ji today and sought Shiv Sena's support. We have decided to give our support to the JD(U) because the post of is apolitical," he told

(United) has emerged as the ruling National Democratic Alliance's

The post of the has been lying vacant since June this year following the retirement of P J Kurien, who had been elected to the on a ticket from

The today said its nominee will be the of the Opposition.

The name of NCP's was discussed by opposition leaders as their candidate, the NCP was not too keen on fielding its member, leaders said earlier in the day.

The current strength of the is 244 and support of 123 members would be needed for a win in the full House.

The is the largest party in the House with 73 members. Among its allies, the JD(U) has six MPs while the and the Akali Dal have three each.

The is also hoping to get support of four of the six Independent members and three of the four nominated members.

The has 50 members.

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First Published: Tue, August 07 2018. 23:00 IST