Modi Seeks Support Of Palaniswami For NDA’s VP Candidate: Venkaiah NaiduJuly 18, 2017 11:31
Modi Seeks Support Of Palaniswami For NDA’s VP Candidate: Venkaiah Naidu:- Union Minister M Venkaiah Naidu has made some interesting remarks on Prime Minister Mr. Narendra Modi. He said that for the NDA’s Vice-Presidential candidate, Modi has sought the support of Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami.
Modi spoke to Palaniswami over the phone and thanked him for supporting the NDA’s Presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind, said an official release. Palaniswami leads the Amma faction of the ruling AIADMK.
“Palaniswami extended his greetings to Naidu,” it added.
On Monday, Naidu was selected as the NDA’s Vice Presidential candidate at a meeting of the BJP parliamentary board. His nomination is seen as part of the BJP’s attempts to expand in south India, which has been identified by party chief Amit Shah as a key region for growth before the 2019 Lok Sabha elections. The two-time BJP president is pitted against Gopalkrishna Gandhi, who was chosen by an alliance of 18 opposition parties, including the Congress, but his election is almost inevitable due to the NDA’s huge numerical superiority over the opposition.