Margaret Alva reaches out to CMs in Delhi, Karnataka and Assam as part of VP poll campaign | India News

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NEW DELHI: Opposition Vice Presidential Candidate Marguerite Alva has so far contacted the chief ministers of Delhi, Karnataka and Assam as part of his election campaign.
Alva Saturday had met with Kejriwal and sought his support for his candidacy. She also spoke with Himanta Biswa Sarma and Basavaraj Bommai, BJP chief ministers of Assam and Karnataka, respectively.
Alva took charge of his campaign office at 1, Pt Ravi Shankar Shukla Way Sunday, said a congressional leader.
“Smt. @alva_margaret took charge of her campaign office at 1, Pt Ravi Shankar Shukla Lane today. She spoke with CM Assam, CM Karnataka and CM Delhi as part of her VP campaign “Congress Secretary General Jairam Ramesh tweeted. .

Conversations were very cordial and friendly given his long political career and associations, he said.
Responding to Ramesh’s tweet, Sarma said he had spoken with Alva, but told her he had no role to play in the election of the vice president.
“Smt. @alva_margaret spoke to me this morning. I politely told her that I was not a member of the electoral college. As such, I have no role in the election of the vice-president of the India,” Sarma said on Twitter, tagging Ramesh’s post. .
Alva, reacting to Sarma’s comment, said she knew what constituted an electoral college and still had a “good talk” with an “old friend”.
“Mr. Sarma is an old friend and we have worked together long enough for him to know that after 30 years at Parliament, I know what constitutes the electoral college. We still had a great conversation!” she tweeted.
During their meeting on Saturday, Alva and Kejriwal also discussed the current political atmosphere in the nation, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) said in a statement after the meeting.
The meeting between Alva and Kejriwal concluded “with both leaders expressing mutual respect and appreciation”, the party said.
Kejriwal had not attended the meeting of 17 opposition parties held last Sunday at the residence of NCP leader Sharad Pawar which decided on Alva’s candidacy. West Bengal Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee also missed it.
Alva was lined up by the opposition against the decision nes‘s Jagdeep Dhankhar – the last Governor of West Bengal, who resigned from his post on July 18.
The Trinamool Congress led by Mamata Banerjee, who governs West Bengal, has announced that it will abstain from the election.
Alva, a former governor and congressional veteran, asked for support from Banerjee and Kejriwal.



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