NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind today met Puducherry legislators and the lone Lok Sabha member from the Union Territory, who assured support for his candidature. Puducherry-based All India NR Congress chief N Rangasamy and his party legislators met Kovind at a hotel here. Puducherry’s lone Lok Sabha MP R Radhakrishnan, who belongs to he main opposition party in the Assembly (AINRC), was also present, according to Tamil Nadu BJP. Also, BJP’s lone legislator from Kerala and veteran party leader O Rajagopal took part in the meeting to drum up support for Kovind. Kovind, 71, arrived here this morning from New Delhi and was accorded a warm reception by Tamil Nadu BJP leaders at the airport. Later, he drove to a city hotel where he met the legislators.
The NDA presidential nominee is also scheduled to seek support from the AIADMK factions led by former chief minister O Panneerselvam and Chief Minister K Palaniswami later in the day.