YSR Congress Party chief YS Jagan Mohan Reddy along with his party MLAs and MPs on Tuesday met NDA presidential candidate Ram Nath Kovind and declared his party’s support to Kovind.
Ram Nath Kovind on Tuesday began his campaign in Telugu states of Telangana and Andhra Pradesh. A day after opposition parties’ nominee Meira Kumar visited Hyderabad, Kovind arrived in the city to bolster his support. Leaders of the Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP), Telangana Rashtra Samithi (TRS), Telugu Desam Party (TDP) and YSR Congress Party (YSRCP) accorded him a warm welcome at the Begumpet Airport.
Central Ministers M. Venkaiah Naidu, Bandaru Dattatreya, BJP’s Telangana unit chief K. Laxman, Telangana Deputy Chief Minister Mohammed Mehmood Ali, Ministers N. Narasimha Reddy and Harish Rao were among the leaders who welcomed Kovind.
He later left for Haritha Plaza hotel to meet the BJP’s members of Parliament and state legislators. This would be followed by a meeting with leaders of YSRCP, the opposition party of Andhra Pradesh which has already declared its support to him.