KCR announces TRS support to NDA’s Prez candidate

The Chief Minister's announcement came in response to a call from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had telephoned him soon after deciding the candidature of Ramnath Kovind to contest as President on behalf of NDA​, requesting support for the candidature.

By Author  |  Published: 19th Jun 2017  3:22 pm
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File Photo: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao

Hyderabad: Chief Minister K Chandrashekhar Rao has conveyed to Prime Minister Narendra Modi the Telangana Rashtra Samithi’s support for the NDA’s Presidential candidate Ramnath Kovind.

The Chief Minister’s announcement came in response to a call from Prime Minister Narendra Modi, who had telephoned him soon after deciding the candidature of Ramnath Kovind to contest as President on behalf of NDA​, requesting support for the candidature.

The PM told ​Rao: “As per your suggestion we have decided upon a Dalit ​candidate for the Presidential ​post”, and requested ​Rao’s support for the ​candidate.

Rao​, immediately on receiving the call from the Prime Minister​,​ consulted ​his party colleagues​ and later conveyed his party​’s​ support for the ​Presidential ​candidate to the ​Prime Minister.