Pranab Mukherjee in Kashmir to seek support for Prez poll
Srinagar, July 15 (ANI): UPA presidential nominee Pranab Mukherjee sought support from the ruling National Conference-Congress coalition and opposition People's Democratic Party (PDP) for the July 19 presidential poll here on Sunday.
Chief Minister Omar Abdullah, who has already announced his party's support to Mukherjee, led the joint legislature of National Conference-Congress in the meeting.
Mukherjee also met the PDP patron Mufti Mohammad Sayeed at his residence.
Interacting with mediapersons after meeting Mufti, Mukherjee said, "As a presidential candidate, I am visiting the states to thank the leaders of the political parties who have extended their support to me, and also I am meeting the members of the state legislatures."
National Conference has 28 MLAs, five MPs and support of an independent MP from Ladakh, while Congress has 17 MLAs and four MPs in the state. PDP has 21 MLAs but no presence in the Parliament. (ANI)
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