Mon, 09 Jul 2012 12:12:40 GMT | By PTI

Congress keen on Ansari's second term as Vice-President

New Delhi: Congress has propped up Vice-President Hamid Ansari's name for a second term with Prime Minister Manmohan Singh beginning the exercise to solicit support for his candidature.

Congress keen on Ansari's second term as Vice-President

Singh discussed Ansari's name with former Prime Minister and JD-S leader HD Deve Gowda on Saturday. JD-S supported the candidature of Ansari.

"Prime Minister Manmohan Singh called our leader H D Deve Gowda on Saturday and discussed the Vice-Presidential election. Hamid Ansari's name came up during the discussion.

Our party fully supports Ansari's candidature," JD-S spokesperson Danish Ali told PTI.

Ali made it clear that no other name was discussed during the meeting. "Hamid Ansari's name was the only name that was discussed and no other name came up during the discussion," Ali said.

He also said that it is very natural for incumbent Vice-President to get a second term.

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