STOCK MARKET BSE NSE

YSR Congress Party to vote for Pranab

Published: 18th July 2012 05:10 PM  |   Last Updated: 18th July 2012 05:10 PM   |  A+A-

By IANS

The YSR Congress Party Wednesday decided to support United Progressive Alliance (UPA) candidate Pranab Mukherjee in the presidential election.

The party also decided to back UPA's M. Hamid Ansari for the vice president's post.

YSR Congress Party MP Mekapati Rajamohan Reddy announced the party's decision after a meeting chaired by party's honorary president Y.S. Vijayalakshmi.

"Our decision is above politics. We hope that Mr. Pranab Mukherjee would do justice to the post of constitutional head," he told reporters.

He said Mukherjee had approached Vijayalakshmi, seeking the party's support. Replying to a question, he clarified that the party's decision has nothing to do with the ongoing disproportionate assets case against party president Y.S. Jaganmohan Reddy.

Jaganmohan Reddy, MP from Kadapa who is currently lodged in Chanchalguda Central Jail, was Tuesday permitted by a special court to cast his vote in Thursday's presidential election.

The party has two MPs while Congress MP Sabbam Hari is also its loyalist. The party has 17 members in the Andhra Pradesh state assembly.

Stay up to date on all the latest Andhra Pradesh 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.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp