Union Agriculture Minister and NCP chief Sharad Pawar has welcomed the candidature of Hamid Ansari as Vice President of India.

“Even though I was not present for the meeting in Delhi, there was a consultation process with other constituent partners including the NCP. In the deliberation, NCP has decided that Ansari’s candidature is agreeable,” Mr. Pawar told PTI.

He said NCP is part of the decision taken by the UPA leadership which announced Ansari’s candidature for the post.

“I appeal to all members of Parliament to support Mr. Ansari’s candidature. His capability has been established beyond doubt in his first tenure as Vice President and Chairman of Rajya Sabha,” Mr. Pawar said.

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