June 22, 2017
The AIADMK (Puratchi Thalaivi Amma) led by former Chief Minister O. Panneerselvam today announced that it would support the NDA’s presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind.
In a statement today, the faction said the BJP National President Amit Shah had called up Panneerselvam and sought his faction’s support to Ram Nath Kovind. The former Chief Minister held a meeting with senior functionaries of the faction today. “We have decided to support the NDA nominee following the request from Amit Shah,” the statement added.
The decision comes a day after the ruling AIADMK (Amma) faction announced its support to Kovind.