AAP to support Meira Kumar in presidential polls

The election for the highest office of the country will be held on July 17.

Published: 01st July 2017 08:39 PM  |   Last Updated: 01st July 2017 08:39 PM   |  A+A-

Delhi Chief Minister and AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal (File | AFP)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) will support opposition candidate Meira Kumar in presidential polls. According to the sources, Kumar had contacted AAP chief Arvind Kejriwal and asked him to support her. The Party has not taken its decision officially as a meeting of top party leaders is pending. “Final decision is yet to be taken by political affairs committee but virtually it has been decided that AAP will support opposition candidate,” a party leader claimed. Sources have confirmed that BJP has never approached AAP to support its candidate.

The election for the highest office of the country will be held on July 17. UPA-led by Congress has nominated Meira Kumar against Ram Nath Kovind, BJP-led NDA's candidate for the polls.

Meira Kumar filed her nomination papers in Parliament on Wednesday. She said the Congress-led Opposition represented "the true legacy, thought and ideology of Mahatma Gandhi". As Delhi's ruling party and Punjab's principal opposition, the AAP has four MPs in the Lok Sabha, and 85 MLAs, which translates to around 9,000 votes in the electoral college.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now

Comments

Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.