Palaniswami said Prime Minister Narendra Modi had requested the party's support for Kovind over phone and the decision was taken after consulting the party legislators and ministers.
The Sena, which shares power at the Centre and in Maharashtra, has been in a love-hate relationship with the BJP. For the record, the Congress said the question whether they would be putting up a candidate against Kovind will be known only after Thursday's meeting. The NDA, led by the BJP, has 5,37,683 votes and this is including the Shiv Sena. Upon the nomination of Kovind, the opposition were left perplexed on whether to support the Dalit candidate or oppose his nomination as the country's head. With possible support of JD-U, the vote share of NDA in the electoral college go up to nearly 63 per cent.
But with the TRS, AIADMK and BJD swinging Kovind's way and the BSP speaking in two voices, the opposition's strength certainly looks depleted.
Amid this, speculations are rife that the opposition is likely to nominate former LS speaker Meira Kumar and BR Ambedkar's grandson Prakash Ambedkar as their presidential candidate.
Responding to JD-U's decision to support Kovind, Kharge was quoted as saying, "Nitish Kumar's party JD-U's announcement to support Kovind is his decision". "Let us see how many parties are going to attend", he said.
NDA's presidential nominee Ram Nath Kovind has been given 'Z+' and NSG security cover by the central government. RJD chief Lalu Prasad and Bihar CM Nitish Kumar were also present at the iftar.
Congress sources feel Shinde could be a better candidate due to his record in public life.
He had told reporters that, "It (the party's stand on presidential poll) will be decided by party's general secretary Sasikala". Following this a discussion was held with MLAs and MPs backing him and an unanimous decision was taken to support Ram Nath Kovind, who is a dalit candidate.
Hectic parleys between leaders of non-NDA parties began this morning, hours ahead of the crucial opposition meeting where they are expected to zero in on a joint candidate for the presidential election.
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