Chennai: NDA presidential competitor Ram Nath Kovind on Saturday met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister K Palaniswami, revolt AIADMK leader O Panneerselvam and Puducherry legislators, who guaranteed to bolster for his application.

Kovind had isolated gatherings with Palaniswami and Panneerselvam in which leaders of the two groups of the ruling AIADMK, including School Education Minister KA Sengottaiyan (AIADMK-Amma) and senior AIADMK-Puratchi Thalaivi Amma leader E Madhusudhanan, partook. Adherents of party Deputy General Secretary TTV Dinakaran were additionally there.

Both Palaniswami and Panneerselvam in their separate talks reviewed the great ties and companionship between Prime Minister Narendra Modi and late Chief Minister Jayalalithaa. Commending Kovind, the chief minister said he overcame financial boundaries and advanced up through diligent work, trustworthiness and commitment.

Panneerselvam stated, “However his triumph is guaranteed, we express our gratefulness for his (Kovind’s) political fairness in going by us to look for our help.”

Reviewing the companionship amongst Modi and Jayalalithaa, he said his party’s help to Kovind was its appearance. The previous chief minister hailed Kovind for his regulatory capacities and said if Amma were alive, she would have bolstered Kovind’s candidature.


Union ministers JP Nadda, Pon Radhakrishnan, Lok Sabha M Thambidurai, BJP state president Tamilisai Soundararajan, Saffron party leader Muralidhar Rao participated in the meeting. Kovind expressed gratitude toward the leaders for their help to his candidature.

Prior to the day, Kovind met Puducherry legislators and the solitary Lok Sabha part from the Union Territory. Puducherry-based All India NR Congress chief N Rangasamy and his party legislators met Kovind at an inn.

Puducherry’s solitary Lok Sabha MP R Radhakrishnan, who has a place with the fundamental resistance party in the Assembly (AINRC), was additionally present there, as indicated by Tamil Nadu BJP.

Additionally, BJP’s solitary lawmaker from Kerala and veteran party leader O Rajagopal partook in the getting to drum together help for Kovind.

U Thaniyarasu (of Tamil Nadu Kongu Ilaignar Peravai) and M Thamimun Ansari (Manithaneya Jananayaga Katchi), who had won on AIADMK tickets in the 2016 Assembly surveys, were absent in the meeting held at Kalaivanar Arangam to help Kovind.

Thaniyarasu disclosed to PTI that he was away in his voting public in Kangeyam and henceforth couldn’t go to the meeting.

Ansari said he restricted Kovind’s candidature and will vote for the resistance’s chosen one Meira Kumar.

S Karunas of Mukkulathor Pulipadai, another partner of the ruling party, said he partook in the meet to help Kovind.