Ahead of Lok Sabha poll verdict on May 16, the former NCP leader P.A. Sangma, on Monday met Narendra Modi and declared support of the North East Regional Political Front led by him to the BJP prime ministerial nominee.

The former Lok Sabha Speaker, along with his daughter and MP Agatha Sangma, called on Mr. Modi at the latter’s residence in Gandhinagar.

Announcing support of the NERPF, which comprises ten regional parties, to Mr. Modi, he said: “Modi is one step closer to becoming prime minister.”

Mr. Sangma is the president of National People’s Party (NPP).

The NERPF had fielded candidates on 21 out of 25 seats of the North East region.

“When Modi is one step closer to becoming the prime minister, I extend the support of our political front of North East, having 10 parties [to him]),” Mr. Sangma said while addressing the media here.