Kovind likely to get more votes than Kumar in TN

Kovind likely to get more votes than Kumar in TN

Kovind likely to get more votes than Kumar in TN
With the stage all set for Monday's Presidential elections in Tamil Nadu, National Democratic Alliance (NDA's) candidate Ram Nath Kovind will get the support of more than 130 MLAs of the total 233 in the State.

With Opposition DMK and its ally Congress, which is supporting UPA candidate and former Lok Sabha Speaker Meira Kumar, has only 98 legislators, Kovind was expected to sail through easily.

The two warring factions of the ruling AIADMK, which had extended their support for Kovind, have a total of 134 MLAs. As per the population census, each MLA in Tamil Nadu has about 176 votes.

Going by the equations, Kovind will be getting more than 23,500 votes in Tamil Nadu against his rival candidate Meira Kumar, who is expected to settle little over 17,000 votes.

Ailing DMK president M Karunanidhi is not likely to cast his vote.

On the parliamentarian's side, of the total 39 MPs from the State, 37 were from the AIADMK and one each were from BJP and the Pattali Makkal Katchi (PMK).

The PMK has decided to boycott the polls after stating that it would consider supporting Kovind if the Centre promised that it would set up the Cauvery Management Board within a month as per Cauvery Water Disputes Tribunal award.

As the stage is all set for the polls,  ballot boxes were kept ready and Tamil Nadu poll observer Anshu Prakash, who has landed in the city, was supervising the arrangements for the elections on Sunday.

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