Pawar welcomes Ansari`s candidature for VP`s post

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

Last Updated: Jul 14, 2012, 20:01 PM IST

Mumbai: 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," 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 Ansari`s candidature. His capability has been established beyond doubt in his first tenure as Vice President and Chairman of Rajya Sabha," Pawar said.
PTI