Vice Presidential poll: Opposition candidate Margaret Alva calls Assam CM, he says ‘no role in the matter’ : The Tribune India

Vice Presidential poll: Opposition candidate Margaret Alva calls Assam CM, he says ‘no role in the matter’

The election will be held on August 6

Vice Presidential poll: Opposition candidate Margaret Alva calls Assam CM, he says ‘no role in the matter’

Margaret Alva. PTI



Tribune News Service

New Delhi, July 24

Assam Chief Minister Himanta Sarma on Sunday said Opposition vice presidential candidate Margaret Alva had phoned him and he “politely told her that he is not a member of the electoral college and hence had no role in the matter”.

Alva tweeted back saying she knew who was part of the electoral college.

"As part of my campaign for VP, I’m reaching out to leaders from across political parties. Mr Sarma is an old friend and we’ve worked together long enough for him to know that after 30 yrs in Parliament, I know what constitutes the electoral college. We had a nice chat though!" she said.

Earlier AICC general secretary Jairam Ramesh said Alva took charge of her campaign office and spoke to CM Assam, CM Karnataka, and CM Delhi as part of her Vice Presidential campaign.

The conversations were very cordial and friendly given her long political career & associations, Ramesh said.

VP poll is on August 6.

#Margaret Alva

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