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Presidential poll: AAP declares support for Opposition candidate Meira Kumar 

Meira Kumar had called up AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal and sought his support for her presidential candidature.

india Updated: Jul 13, 2017 19:00 IST
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Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal during an event in New Delhi.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal during an event in New Delhi.(PTI Photo)

The Aam Aadmi Party declared it’s support for former Lok Sabha speaker Meira Kumar in next week’s presidential poll on Thursday evening.

Kumar, who will take on the NDA candidate and former Bihar governor RN Kovind, had called up AAP national convenor Arvind Kejriwal and sought his support, senior party leader Sanjay Singh said.

“The election of President and Vice President should be above partisan politics and we would have preferred a consensus candidate. But in the present circumstances, we prefer a strong and united opposition,” Singh said

Kumar is the candidate of the combined opposition but parties such as JD-U and BSP have declared their support for Kovind.

The opposition, led by the Congress, had kept AAP leaders away from the multi-party deliberations for deciding their presidential candidate.