Chennai: NDA Working Chairperson L.K. Advani on Thursday met Tamil Nadu Chief Minister J. Jayalalithaa to discuss fresh developments in the Presidential election and they agreed to “coordinate” with each other on their strategy.
“We discussed the presidential election at length. What are the prospects and possibilities? The NDA is meeting (in Delhi) on Friday to discuss the situation as it is till now,” he said.
He indicated that the NDA may decide on Friday to wait till the UPA declares its presidential candidate and then announce its strategy.
“I mentioned this to Ms. Jayalalithaa. We said it would be proper if we keep in touch with each other and coordinate our approach to this presidential election,” Mr. Advani told reporters after his meeting with the Chief Minister.
The BJP leader said that Ms. Jayalalithaa had phoned him a few days back to convey to him that she and Odisha Chief Minister Navin Patnaik have decided to support NCP leader P.A. Sangma.