Chennai, Jul 17 (PTI) The rebel AIADMK faction led by former chief Minister O Panneerselvam today extended support to NDA nominee M Venkaiah Naidu for the Vice Presidential polls.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi called up Panneerselvam and sought support, a statement from AIADMK (Puratchithalaivi Amma) said.

“Panneerselvam informed the prime minister that the AIADMK (Puratchithalaivi Amma) will support Naidu” in the August 5 election, it said.

The faction, which has 12 MPs, earlier supported NDA’s Presidential nominee Ramnath Kovind.

The faction led by Chief Minister K Palaniswami also supported the NDA candidate for the President.

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