As per the order given by party chief V K Sasikala, who is currently in jail, AIADMK (Amma) faction announced the support to the NDA chosen candidate Ram Nath Kovind for the presidential elections due on 17 July.
The term of the present President Pranab Mukherjee ends on 24 July. The elections for the next President of India will be held on 17 July and the results will be declared by 20 July. The last date to file the nomination for the elections is 28 June. NDA has announced former Bihar governor, a dalit leader, Ram Nath Kovind as their candidate and opposition parties have contested Meira Kumar, also a dalit leader against NDA candidate.
In the 234-member state Assembly, the Amma faction has 122 MLAs while the Puratchi Thalaivi Amma camp led by Panneerselvam has 12 legislators.